Truman officially declared June 14 as Flag Day. The history of our flag is as fascinating as that of the American Republic itself.
And the American Flag has been a prominent icon in our national history.
Here are the highlights of its unique past. Washington ordered the Grand Union flag hoisted above his base at Prospect Hill. It had 13 alternate red and white stripes and the British Union Jack in the upper left-hand corner the canton.
In May ofBetsy Ross reported that she sewed the first American flag. On June 14,in order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: Act of January 13, — provided for 15 stripes and 15 stars after May Act of April 4, — provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state, signed by President Monroe.
Executive Order of President Taft dated June 24, — established proportions of the flag and provided for arrangement of the stars in six horizontal rows of eight each, a single point of each star to be upward. Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated January 3, — provided for the arrangement of the stars in seven rows of seven stars each, staggered horizontally and vertically.
Executive Order of President Eisenhower dated August 21, — provided for the arrangement of the stars in nine rows of stars staggered horizontally and eleven rows of stars staggered vertically.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union.
The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: If you have suggestions, comments or questions about any current or historical American Flags, visit our discussion board and chat with us.
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Since the United States' birth became official at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. has stayed busy cultivating a rich, yet complex, tapestry of American history. Engaging in wars and conflicts and sending 12 astronauts to the moon's surface among other feats, the U.S.
is a historically rich tapestry of interwoven .
Patriotic Holidays of the United States: An Introduction to the History, Symbols, and Traditions Behind The Major Holidays And Days Of Observance. States and their dates of admission are shown in bold red. Starting in , the updated flag becomes legal on the Fourth of July following the date of admission.
American ships in New England waters flew a "Liberty Tree" flag in It shows a green pine tree on a white background, with the words. The official website of authors Larry Schweikart and Michael Allen Patriot’s History is proud to partner with The Classical Historian at initiativeblog.com When you order a One Year Curriculum, e-mail John De Gree at [email protected] and cc me at [email protected] and mention “Patriot’s History” special.
History." Boy, that was a great call. RUSH: What inspired you and Michael Allen to write the book? SCHWEIKART: You know our environment; you've been talking about it for 15 years.
The academy, as you well mentioned, is overwhelmingly left. We found, in looking at dozens and dozens of history textbooks, that they were overwhelming to the left.