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Historic Flags

The Betsy Ross Flag

???On June 14, 1777, Continental Congress adopted the following resolution: "Resolved that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes alternate red and white, that the union be 13 stars, white on a blue filed representing a new constellation." At this point, legend takes over from history. Why would so important and so busy a man as George Washington have taken an afternoon off to discuss the design of a flag with Mrs. Ross who had never sewn a flag before. There is a bill paid to her in May, 1777 for ships colors. Her connection with the original flag is not mentioned in the writing of any contemporary. The only evidence to the legend of the flag is a story first told by Mrs. Ross' grandson almost a century after the event.


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Troop

Seven

since 1922

George Merrick Troop 7 of Coral Gables
1107 South Greenway Drive, Coral Gables, FL 33134 USA
phone: 305-443-7973 ? e-mail:

meeting every Wednesday evening at 7:15 pm

sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables and the George Merrick Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Coral Gables

Click on the above logo in order to learn more about the historic brick program
and how you can help support the Troop 7 building fund through our 501(c)3 Foundation.