The American flag is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. But do you know the exact date that the Stars and Stripes was officially adopted as the flag of the United States? Or where exactly Betsy Ross sewed it? Or during what battle it was first displayed? Or on what day of the year a star is added with each additional state?Charles W. Stewart details the history of the American flag from 1777 to 1915 in The Stars and Stripes and delves into the story behind its conception and modifications throughout the years. The American flag figured greatly into the composition of the Star Spangled Banner, the Pledge of Allegiance, and many poems, songs, and speeches that the author includes in the book.The Stars and Stripes stands for the struggle and self-sacrifice of the past and the promise for a bright future, and every American should learn about the history of this nation's flag.
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Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
August 12, 2012
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