Sunday, June 27, 2010

Bestsy Ross

Betsy Ross is a well-known symbol of our history. Whether or not she actually made the first American flag is up for debate. Is it possible? Yes. Probable, unfortunately, no. Yet, the legend comes from her own grandson, who told the story of George Washington, Robert Morris, and her husband's uncle, George Ross coming to see her and asking her to design a flag for the newly independent colonies.

What we do know about Betsy Ross is that she was a flag maker and also, eventually, the widow of two Revolutionary War soldiers. I'd say that makes her a definite Patriot.

Whether or not Betsy Ross actually made our flag is not as important as it is to remember that women played a big role in the revolution of our great country! I want to do a few more posts this week about the important roles that they played in our independence.
On another note, are any of you decorating for the Fourth of July? I'll be posting some pictures later this week.
Have a great day!


  1. I like Betsy Ross. I've walked in Ripley's 4th of July parade a couple of times dressed up like her. Betty Zane is another Revolutionary Hero that I love reading about. She saved Ft. Henry in what is said to be the last battle of the American Revolution in 1782

  2. Love anything having to do with flags and Betsy Ross. When I first saw your post, I thought "oh no, she saw my wreath, and she is going to spank me for using my flag that way"... LOL.

  3. I always decorate for the 4th when I'm home Mary, but didn't bring anything with me. I'm compensating by trying to wear mostly red, white and blue this week. :) blessings, marlene

  4. I'll be looking forward to the next post about the women who aided in the war effort! No decorating here-but I bet yours looks good : )