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Did You Know Betsy Ross

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Presenting the First American FlagEvery American Citizen has been told the story in school of Betsy Ross and the making of the first American Flag.

But did you know:

Betsy Ross knew George Washington prior to being chosen to make the first American Flag?

Betsy Ross was a struggling businesswoman in Colonial America?

Betsy Ross was given the job because she made an impressive 5-pointed star in a single snip?

US History tells the entire story of Betsy and the first American Flag at http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagtale.html

Betsy sewed the flag in May 1776 and it wasn’t until June 14, 1777 that the June 14 — Continental Congress adopted the following:First American Flag

Resolved: that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.

Stars represent Delaware (December 7, 1787), Pennsylvania (December 12, 1787), New Jersey (December 18, 1787), Georgia (January 2, 1788), Connecticut (January 9, 1788), Massachusetts (February 6, 1788), Maryland (April 28, 1788), South Carolina (May 23, 1788), New Hampshire (June 21, 1788), Virginia (June 25, 1788), New York (July 26, 1788), North Carolina (November 21, 1789), and Rhode Island (May 29, 1790) (http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagfact.html)

The current American flag donning 50 stars was created in 1960 after Hawaii became a state on August 21, 1959.

Saturday, June 14th is Flag Day. Hang an American flag outside of your house or business.

Fly it proudly!

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~Cheryl Pastor, Social Media Specialist

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