World's Largest Flag


The World's Largest Flag is actually an American flag, owned by Thomas "Ski" Demski. This Superflag was recognized as the world's largest by the Guinness Book of World Records and measures 505 feet by 225 feet. When the time comes to unfurl the flag, as has been done over the Hoover Dam, it takes 500 people to accomplish the task. The flag weighs a whopping 3,000 pounds and each star of the flag stands 17 feet high. The flag has been used at Superbowls and has flown in front of the Washington Monument. While it is the largest in Demski's collection, and of course, the world, it is by no means the only flag he owns. When Demski marched in George W. Bush's inaugural parade, he was pushed in a wheelchair alongside of his 47 foot by 82 foot flag. He flew a 30 foot by 60 foot American flag on a 132 foot high flag pole in front of his home, prompting neighbors to file suit against him for the removal of the flag due to the flapping noises it made. The lawsuit failed and Demski is free to fly his flag as he sees fit. He is now the head of The Superflag Company, a business that rents his flags out for special occasions.

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