US flag Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

1951

October 22, 2015 - 11:31 -- asteblein
Text: 

A flag identification project authorized by President Truman determines the eagle displayed in the union of the Customs ensign is not proper.

The union of the Customs ensign is changed to display the Great Seal of the United States, having an American Bald Eagle holding an olive branch with 13 olives in his dexter talon, and 13 arrows in his sinister talon; his beak carries a scroll inscribed with "E Pluribus Unum"; on his breast is a shield of 13 red and white pales with a chief of blue, and above the eagle's head a glory breaking through a cloud and surrounding 13 stars forming a constellation.

Dates: 
Sunday, December 31, 1950 - 19:00
Media Image: 
The official flag of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Caption Text: 
The official flag of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).