We carry authentic Guam Flags in both indoor and outdoor varieties. Our flags are proudly made in the United States from durable nylon and are printed with vibrant long-lasting inks. The Guam national flag is often displayed at embassies, outside of businesses associated with Guam, and at the homes of people who take great pride in their Guam heritage.
Our indoor flags are finished with a pole hem and your choice of with or without golden fringe. Gold fringe is the traditional way to display an indoor flag, however, some people choose without fringe for a simple and clean look that is also less expensive. If you are looking for a complete indoor presentation set, our Build Your Own Indoor International Flag Set program allows you to select a durable nylon indoor Guam Flag and choose between premium quality poles, bases, and ornaments, and tassel. For indoor applications, most buyers choose a 3ft. x 5ft. flag with an 8ft. pole, however, if you have a low ceiling, you may opt for a 7ft. pole, which is designed to work with drop ceilings. If you are looking for a very substantial international flag display, our 4ft. x 6ft. indoor flags can be paired with a 9ft. pole for our largest indoor display option.
Our outdoor international flags are finished with a canvas header and brass grommets and are offered in four sizes: 2ft. x 3ft., 3ft. x 5ft., 4ft. x 6ft., and 5ft. x 8ft., to fit any sized flagpole. Typically, outdoor flags are flown outside of government organizations, businesses, and institutions on in-ground and wall-mount flagpoles, however, some people also buy these flags to display their international pride at home. If you are looking for a wall-mount Guam flag set to display outside of your home, our Build Your Own Outdoor International Flag Set program will allow you to choose between premium quality 6ft. poles and brackets to display the Guam Flag on your front porch. Outdoor flags can also be displayed indoors on interior walls of your home with screws anchored in the wall to attach to the grommets.
In addition to the flags we offer for purchase, we maintain an archive of historical information about the Guam flag, demographic data about Guam, and free high resolution images of the Guam flag for use in projects and on websites.
Regardless of your application, we are looking forward to working with you to provide the required flags, flagpoles, and hardware for your application. If you need assistance, please reach out to us by phone, email, or chat, and we will be happy to help.
History of the Guam Flag
Guam is a US Territory Island in the Pacific Ocean and the flag of Guam encompasses both geographical and historical elements related to the island. It is a dark blue rectangle with a thin red border around the edge. In the center is an emblem which is said to be shaped like the stones that the island natives used to use with their slingshots. Within it the words Guam are spelt out in red over a picture of a traditional sailing boat off the bay of Agana, shown as yellow sand with a palm tree. The brown demonstrates the land mass of Punta Dos Amantes cliff in the background.
The flag came into being when the wife of a US Naval officer stationed on the island during World War I was inspired to design a territorial flag for the island. It was officially adopted in 1917 and re-confirmed again as the flag of the territory in 1931. The thin red border was added to the flag in 1948 after the US re-captured the island from the Japanese after they occupied Guam for nearly three years during the World War II. The addition was to represent the blood and hardship the island endured during those times.
Originally this small island was inhabited by the Chamarro people before it became colonized by the Spanish in 1521 and then came under US rule in 1898. This was after the Spanish-American war but in all that time Guam did not have a specific flag of its own.
The island is closer to the Philippines than to the USA with the city of Manila (the capital of the Phillipines) being 2,600 Kilometers west of the island and San Francisco 9,300 Kilometers east. The nearest US state capital is Honolulu at over 6,000 Kilometers away.
The USA has used Guam as a strategic military base in the Pacific Ocean for many years with it being key during the second world war and the Vietnam war and the Anderson Air Force base being the first base outside of the continent of the USA. It is still vital to the US today and since 2015 the re-location of marines from Okinawa in Japan to Guam has been taking place and is due to be completed in the 2020's. This will ensure that the island remains a strong US defence presence in the Pacific with 29% of the islands land area being taken up by US military bases.
Having the US military bases in Guam adds to the Guam economy but it's main income now comes from tourism. The tropical climate, coral beaches as depicted on the Guam Flag along with it's Chamorro and Spanish cultural influences and varied history make it a top destination. It is particularly popular with the Japanese and South Koreans who want a taste of America without travelling the long distance to the United States. Americans also like to travel there as it is one of the furthest points they can travel without requiring a passport.
Download Guam Flag Images
We offer free images of the Guam Flag in four sizes (small, medium, large, and high resolution). These images are distributed royalty free for both personal and educational use and are ideal for use in projects and on websites. If you choose to use one of our images, attribution is appreciated, but not required.
- Small Icon (PNG, 30x16px)
- Medium Image (PNG, 125x67px)
- Large Image (PNG, 525x282px)
- High Resolution Image (PNG, 3000x1610px)
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