Flags

Flag Day History

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to prepare a flag for our new republic. According to a well-known story, George Washington asked a Philadelphia seamstress named Betsy Ross to make a flag for our new country. Although there is no proof that this is the way our first flag came to be, Betsy Ross was a real person, and she was the official flag maker for the U.S. Navy.

The Rise and Fall of the Stars and Bars: A Bibliography of Sources

By Dr. John Coski
Director of the Library and Research at the Museum of the Confederacy

Overviews

***Coski, John M. "Battle Flag: A Brief History of America's Most Controversial Symbol." North & South. vol. 4, no. 7 (September 2001): 48-61.

**Coski, John M. "The Confederate Battle Flag in American History and Culture: A Photograph Essay." Southern Cultures. vol II, no. 2 (1996)

The Flag We Love

By Pam Muñoz Ryan

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This patriotic picture book unabashedly celebrates the Stars and Stripes.

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Flag Day

By Mari C. Schuh

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An introduction to the history, purpose, and observance of Flag Day, when we honor our country's flag.

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I Pledge Allegiance: The Pledge of Allegiance, With Commentary

By Bill Martin

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With simple, straightforward language and quirky illustrations, a team of children's book creators takes a look at each word of the Pledge of Allegiance and explains what it means.

Suggested for ages 5 - 7

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The Flag We Love

By Pam Muñoz Ryan

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This patriotic picture book unabashedly celebrates the Stars and Stripes.

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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The Star-Spangled Banner

By Francis Scott Key and Peter Spier (illustrator)

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Illustrates three verses of our national anthem, written at the battle of Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. Music is included.

Suggested for ages 4 - 8

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