first american flag

First United States Flag Bookmark


  • Heart of Dixie Bookmarks
  • “Each one a thumbnail history lesson”
  • Made in Virginia
  • Professionally laminated on heavy card-stock
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Product Description

Front:  On June 14, 1777 the United States Congress passed the Flag resolution. It specified that there be 13 stripes, red and white alternately, and that the union be 13 white stars in a blue field, representing a “new constellation.” Contrary to popular myth, the Betsy Ross Flag with 13 stars in a circle in a union of blue was NOT the first U.S. Flag. Although Betsy Ross made flags, hers is not among the many that historians consider seriously as a contender for the honor of being first. The flag…

Back:  believed by most historians to be the first was used by ground forces in the Battle of Bennington, Vermont in August , 1777 and appeared very much thus: (picture of the Bennington Flag) Under the U.S. flag Code, a star is added to the union of the flag on July 4 following the admission of a new State. No U.S. flag becomes obsolete. All may be flown legally.

Additional Information

Weight .02 lbs
Dimensions 2.25 x .01 x 6.25 in