Flag of Washington, D.C.

flag of the U.S. capital located in the District of Columbia

The flag of Washington, D.C. is made up of three red stars above two red bars on a white background. It is an armorial banner based on the design of the coat of arms granted to George Washington's great-great-great-grandfather, Lawrence Washington.

Washington, D.C.
Flag of the District of Columbia.svg
AdoptedOctober 15, 1938; 84 years ago (1938-10-15)
DesignArgent two bars Gules, in chief three mullets of the second.[1]
Designed byCharles A. R. Dunn
(Original Designer)
Commissioner Melvin C. Hazen
(Official Designer)
Arthur E. Du Bois
(Official Designer)


  1. "Grafham with East Perry - A History of the County of Huntingdon". british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved February 4, 2014.