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LETTER: A little history on the Stars and Stripes

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I gave a flag report at our last Harry G. Myers Cannelton Legion Auxiliary 142 meeting. They asked me to send it in to the News. The ladies thought people would enjoy the history and search for more information.

So here it goes.

Old Glory, our flag, has had many faces. Everyone knows of Betsy Ross’ flag with 13 stars and 13 stripes. There were no instructions for making the flag, the John Trumbull flag. John Trumbull was a Revolutionary Soldier and aide to George Washington. He placed one bigger star inside a circle of twelve stars.


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