5 Fables Concerning The United States Flag&Betsy Ross

We the people love and honor the Stars and Stripes but have not mastered its entire truth

A artwork by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (circa 1920) of Betsy Ross and George Washington (far left)

Americans love our banner. We show it at concerts and stadiums to commemorate, as well as times during the nationwide tragedy to exhibit our resolve.

We now have our schoolchildren pledge allegiance to it; we now have consecrated it inside our national anthem; we have actually any occasion, Flag Day, to honor it every June 14, also get it on prominent display when it comes to Fourth of July.

Yet the iconography and reputation for the US flag, particularly its very very early history, are infused with misconception and misrepresentation. Listed below are five of the very common fables. Leer más →