The American Flag

Where exactly did our national flag come from? Believe it or not, no one knows! Historians ventured a guess and thought perhaps a man named Francis Hopkinson designed it. It was also believed that a seamstress from Philadelphia named Betsy Ross hand-sewed the first official flag. It is certain that a man named Francis Scott Key wrote the words to the ‘Star Spangled Banner’, a song about the flag. It wasn’t until June 24th, 1912 that an Executive Order was given recognizing the flag as our national symbol.