Monday, June 14, 2010

Betsy Ross

I will apologize right now that this is a rather lazy post, but I have family in town and have been incredibly busy the last few days! However, today is Flag Day in America, and that is the day that the first real American flag was adopted in the Revolutionary War. The person who created the original design was Betsy Ross. She was Scottish, don't you know?

Betsy was the niece of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. (On that subject, did you know that there were nine Scots who signed it?) and she created the stars and stripes--then only bearing thirteen stars in a circle for the thirteen original colonies of America--and presented it to George Washington. Before this flag was created, the Americans used a flag that had the thirteen stripes but had the Union Jack in the corner where the stars are now. 

So that was just a little bit of information. I will try to be back later this week, or most likely next week to continue my summer battle season posts. 

Slainte, Hazel

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