The center of the throw is a twist on the “An Appeal to Heaven” flag flown on Washington’s six cruiser ships in the fall of 1775. I decided to use the words “Appeal to God” as it reminds us that our Founding Fathers weren’t afraid or ashamed to use explicitly Christian words like Providence, Supreme Being, Almighty, or Creator. Yes, they were appealing to heaven, but most importantly, they were appealing to the Triune God.
Our founding fathers trusted in the hand of God and they knew that their Christian religion could not be separated from liberty. And they acknowledged that their rights and liberties could come from none other than a Sovereign Creator. Therefore, when the King of England broke covenant with the colonies, they had no other option than to seek an authority higher than the King — they appealed to God.
Below the words “Appeal to God” is the once-famous Liberty Tree. In Boston, there was an actual tree where groups, such as the Sons of Liberty, would meet and this particular tree soon became known throughout Boston (and quickly spread to the other colonies) as The Tree of Liberty. Did you know? The tree was eventually chopped down by British loyalists, but to no avail… the symbol of liberty remained firmly planted and would fly from many a battle flag as our country declared its independence.
In the four corners of the Liberty Blanket, are symbols for the important institutions of our country: education, church, civil government, and justice. The blanket is a 2½ layered 48” x 68” (with an approximate weight at 2.5 lbs). 100% cotton Jacquard woven blankets with fringe. They also are pre-washed, machine washable, and come with care instructions.