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Betsy Ross 3' x 5' Flag
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Betsy Ross 3' x 5' Flag
Betsy Ross 3' x 5' Flag

Betsy Ross 3' x 5' Flag

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Betsy Ross Flag

This standard 3'x5' foot Flag is made of a light-weight knitted polyester that makes flag flying high to it's attractive appearance.

Four - color sharp and vivid process printing is done on one side and it bleeds through to the other side as well.

Double stitched seams.

All flags have 2 brass rings grommets located on one side - Top & Bottom toward corners.

(See photos)

Grommets are standard size used for flags for easy attachment to a flag pole kit.

FLAG POLE NOT INCLUDED.

2 Brass Grommets * Wind, weather and fade resistant * Machine washable and dryer safe * Double sewn edges *Suitable for indoor or outdoor use

Some History of the Betsy Ross Flag

During the Revolutionary War, several patriots made flags for our new nation. Among them were Cornelia Bridges, Elizabeth (Betsy) Ross, and Rebecca Young, all of whom were from Pennsylvania, and John Shaw of Annapolis, Maryland.

AlthoughBetsy Ross, the best known of these persons, made flags for 50 years, there is no proof that she made the first Stars and Stripes. It is known that she made flags for the Pennsylvania State Navy in 1777. The flag popularly known as the "Betsy Ross flag," which arranged the stars in a circle, did not appear until the early 1790's.

The claims of Betsy Ross were first brought to the attention of the public in 1870 by one of her grandsons, William J. Canby. In a paper he read before the meeting of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Canby stated:

It is not tradition, it is report from the lips of the principal participator in the transaction, directly told not to one or two, but a dozen or more living witnesses, of which I myself am one, though but a little boy when I heard it. ... Colonel Ross with Robert Morris and General Washington, called on Mrs. Ross and told her they were a committee of Congress, and wanted her to make a flag from the drawing, a rough one, which, upon her suggestions, was redrawn by General Washington in pencil in her back parlor. This was prior to theDeclaration of Independence. I fix the date to be during Washington's visit to Congress from New York in June, 1776 when he came to confer upon the affairs of the Army, the flag being no doubt, one of these affairs.
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