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According to legend, in 1776, George Washington commissioned Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross to create a flag for the new nation. Scholars, however, credit the flag’s design to Francis Hopkinson, who also designed the Great Seal and first coin of the United States. Even so, Ross most likely met Washington and certainly sewed early American flags in her family’s Philadelphia upholstery shop. To date, there have been twenty-seven official versions of the flag, but the arrangement of the stars varied according to the flag-makers’ preferences until 1912 when President Taft standardized the then-new flag’s forty-eight stars into six rows of eight. The forty-nine-star flag (1959-60), as well as the fifty-star flag, also have standardized star patterns. The current version of the flag dates to July 4, 1960, after Hawaii became the fiftieth state on August 21, 1959.


To honor the promise of the United States and my immigrant father, I am wearing the American flag pin he proudly gifted me about six decades ago.  I do this every year.

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Happy anniversary on this Flag Day!



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@Oznell , that must've been very special. I love to see kids get excited as I am about our flag. Makes me tear up just thinking of that! We were taught to honor our flag, I don't think they teach that any longer sadly.

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Yes, Happy Anniversary, @shilly222 !


Wow, @vsm ,  I'm struck by your location--  how interesting to have a view of Iwo Jima from one's own window!


@Carolina925,  yes, that must have been about 15 years ago that that occurred, as I think he was about six.  Hoping that there are still places that emphasize these vital civic values.  He was lucky then to have a teacher who played piano beautifully and must have had a strong patriotic sentiment. She organized the whole thing on her own, I believe.    

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@Carolina925  Same here.  I remember standing out in front of the school every morning (when there wasn't bad weather).  It's a fond memory.

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We must always respect Old Glory. I taught school for 35 years and retired 6 yrs ago. Every day, we said the pledge and had a flag hanging in my classroom. We line our long sidewalk with flags on the fourth and do smaller flags closer to the house on other holidays like Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Have no place for a flagpole or large flag, but we still honor our flag.
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I fly my American flag every day...proud and patriotic!

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Happy flag day! God bless the USA! 


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Never heard about it at all...never saw one flag displayed on my walk today. Not even the TV news said anything about it being flag day.  Oh well...