Profile of the Day: Betsy Ross

Posted June 14, 2013 by Amanda | One Comment

Betsy Ross presenting the flag to George Washington

It’s Flag Day in the U.S.! On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag. According to legend, during the American Revolution, George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross to design and sew the flag for the new nation. Although historians have been unable to prove the legend true, the story made Ross a patriotic icon during the late 19th century.

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  • Jan Sundberg

    Good to have you back online & Happy Flag Day!