Betsy Ross: Legendary Seamstress

Today’s the birthday of Betsy Ross.

On her eternal honor’s been bestowed

For the flag of stripes, red/white across

And 13 stars on a field of blue she sewed.*

*despite no historical evidence of it.

The "Betsy Ross" flag

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  • Not honoring Ross
    would be a loss.

    (You good influence, you. Happy New Year!)

  • Apparently, the legend was invented by Ross' grandson around 1870. He must have been a student of the great Parson Weems, who invented many fables about the founding generation including the one about George Washington and the cherry tree.

    Happy New Year all.

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