5 Urban Myths Concerning The United States Flag&Betsy Ross

We the everyone loves and honor the Stars and Stripes but have not learned its entire truth

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

Americans love our banner. We display 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’ve consecrated it within our national anthem; we have actually a vacation, Flag Day, to honor it every June 14, also get it on prominent display for the Fourth of July.

Yet the iconography and reputation for the US banner, particularly its very very very early history, are infused with misconception and misrepresentation. Continue reading 5 Urban Myths Concerning The United States Flag&Betsy Ross