Nelson has its own Betsy Ross


Throughout history, Elizabeth (Betsy) Griscom Ross has been credited with sewing the first American flag and with helping George Washington finish the red, white and blue design.

It is believed that Betsy was chosen to complete this task because George Ross, an uncle of her deceased husband John (the first of her three husbands), was a flag committee member.

While the original flag, called the Grand Union or Continental Colors, no longer exists, a replica is on display at the Betsy Ross house in Philadelphia.

Since formal adoption as the flag of the United States of America, flag etiquette has...

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