The embroidered patch features the classic Gadsden flag rattlesnake graphic with the phrase “Don’t tread on me” beneath it, a centuries-old symbol of defending liberty and personal freedom. This iconic design is echoed throughout American history, from its origins in colonial America to its use by soldiers in World War II. The phrase “Don’t Tread On Me” was popularized during the American Revolution as a revolutionary slogan, originally appearing on a flag designed by Christopher Gadsden in 1775 which also featured a coiled rattlesnake ready to defend itself from being stepped on, an apt representation of the American people’s resolve against British rule.
• 26% cotton, 74% polyester
• 3″ (7.6 cm) in diameter
• Attachment options: iron-on, sew-on, or safety pin