Betsy Ross House, Philadelphia PA

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Comments (15)

Closed on March 20, 2011

OH America! I stand on guard for thee!!! :D

Yes, yes, I protect her from the snow by holding it up here.. ;P

Nice patriotic photo Bits!

Itallica II on March 22, 2011

Have to flag this one!

Bits-n-Pieces on March 23, 2011

As 'very appropriate!' I hope, Tery! :D

Thanks GG! Glad you remember ;D

And now can any of the Canadians tell us who sewed the first Canadian Flag?

Itallica II on March 23, 2011

I think it was silkscreened

Nawitka on March 23, 2011

by a committee

kamalyn on March 24, 2011

LOLOL! But at least the committee must have been able to agree on a Maple Leaf. Funny that they'd have made a hockey team your national flag, though!

Itallica II on March 24, 2011

Not sure that Lester B would let a committee decide anything.

Nawitka on March 24, 2011

Wikipedia has an article about it (of course) Flag of Canada. Apparently it was a huge brou-ha-ha to select the design. I didn't know that the designer was .... (wait for it ...) George STANLEY! Probably not related to Lord Stanley or The Cup. Or the Leafs.

Itallica II on March 25, 2011

I remember some of the designs that were offered but we didn't get to vote on it - all decided for us like going to war or raising minimum wage

Bits-n-Pieces on March 25, 2011

wow - I had no idea the flag design was so recent!!! Sure am glad they didn't go with the one with three eaves - lol, that one looked like Poison Ivy!!

And has anyone else noticed that only those who live in Canada have commented on my photo of this historic American site? lol!

Closed on March 25, 2011

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all!

Hand on <3 GG

Bits-n-Pieces on March 25, 2011

north of the border, but still a true blue American at heart!!!!! :D Thanks GG!

Nawitka on March 25, 2011

That bunting is so American. I don't think we even have bunting up here.

Bits-n-Pieces on March 27, 2011

LOL, sure you do. From photos I see from the QCI - it's moss!!!

I've got to get me by this place again and go inside one of these days. Being from Boston and being so used to just walking by all the historic spots and never going inside, I need to learn to start being a tourist!

Vanqvr to Tom on March 31, 2011

I thnak you for the history lesson Bits. Today I learned who made the flags of both our countries and why the Canadian flag is red and white. Cheers, from the Great (Red and) White North, Tom.

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    by Bits-n-Pieces
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