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American Flag History

Every flag has a history of its own and if one delves deep, a fascinating story comes to light. The American flag is no exception. Nobody knows for sure who first designed the Stars and Stripes, though there are some commonly accepted stories about the origin of the flag. According to one school of thought, Congressman Francis Hopkinson was the man who designed the flag, but some historians believe that Betsy Ross, a seamstress from Philadelphia, was the one who designed the American flag. It........ Read More

Tips On Flying The American Flag

Traditionally a symbol of liberty, the American flag has carried the message of freedom to many parts of the world. Here in the United States, the flag is displayed daily in or near government buildings and schools and in many public areas. It is customary to fly the flag on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, Labor Day and most other U.S. holidays. Each of the flag's colors has a significance: Red signifies hardiness and valor; white is symbolic of purity and innocence; and blue denote........ Read More

Colors Of The American Flag

I would imagine that even before the ink on the Declaration of Independence had dried, the sentences: "Are we gonna have a flag? We gotta have a flag! Britain has a flag!" were echoed by members of the Continental Congress. But then, a flag is important. It is a symbol representing a group and their beliefs -- a means of identification. It has long been reported that in May of 1776, Betsy Ross sewed the first version of the flag we use today. The American flag has, of course, gone through sev........ Read More


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