Profile of the Day: Betsy Ross
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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