We the social everyone loves and honor the Stars and Stripes but have not learned its entire truth
A painting by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris (circa 1920) of Betsy Ross and George Washington (far left)
Americans love our banner. We show it at concerts and stadiums to commemorate, as well as times during the nationwide tragedy to demonstrate our resolve.
We now have our schoolchildren pledge allegiance to it; we now have consecrated it within our national anthem; we have actually any occasion, Flag Day, to honor it every June 14, also contain it on prominent display for the Fourth of July.
Yet the iconography and reputation for the US banner, particularly its very early history, are infused with misconception and misrepresentation. Listed below are five of the very most myths that are prevalent.