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What did the first American flag look like?

What did the first American flag look like?

The pattern of the Betsy Ross flag is 13 alternating red-and-white stripes with stars in a field of blue in the upper left corner canton. Its distinguishing feature is thirteen 5-pointed stars arranged in a circle representing the 13 colonies that fought for their independence during the American Revolutionary War.

Where is the first American flag displayed?

In 1964 the flag was moved to the new National Museum of History and Technology (now the National Museum of American History), where it was displayed in the central hall on the second floor.

What is the oldest American flag?

Bedford Flag
The Bedford Flag is the oldest known flag in the United States. It is associated with the Minutemen of Bedford, Massachusetts, and the Battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775.

Where can I find pictures of the American flag?

Browse 113,703 american flag stock photos and images available, or search for american flag background or american flag waving to find more great stock photos and pictures. The American Flag waves before a game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Tulane Green Wave on September 17, 2005 at Independence Stadium…

Is the American flag the first flag to be flown?

When the flags are flown from adjacent staffs, the American flag should always be hoisted first and lowered last. No such flag or pennant may be placed above the flag of the United States or to the United States flag’s right (or the observers left).

What are some interesting facts about the American flag?

The American Flag is not just a piece of fabric. It is symbolic of the fabric of our society as a nation. It has been carried far and wide as a symbol of American pride, all the while serving as an emblem of the freedom we hold dear. Here are 10 interesting facts about the American Flag:

What are the rules for displaying the American flag?

Display guidelines follow a few general rules, such as hanging the American flag in a specific and prominent position relevant to other flags, and the direction the flag should face. Read on to learn more, or download a free, printable PDF of the American flag rules.