F is for Flag Book
- Ages: 3 to 5
- Preschool to kindergarten
- Paperback: 24 pages
June 14 is Flag Day, but with so many American flags proudly displayed, every day seems like Flag Day. Perfect for reading with a young child, F Is for Flag shows in simple terms how one flag can mean many things: a symbol of unity, a sign of welcome, and a reminder that in good times and in bad, everyone in our country is part of one great big family.
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According to oral history, in 1776, George Washington, Robert Morris, and George Ross visited Betsy Ross at her upholstery shop in Philadelphia. Washington presented a sketch of a flag for Betsy to make, comprised of 13 red and white stripes and 13 six-pointed stars.
On May 29, 1777, Betsy Ross was paid by the Pennsylvania State Navy Board for making flags. On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as our official national flag.