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Posted on 05/31/2011 10:41:31 PM PDT by JustAmy
Thanks, Jaycee! Glad you liked it!! :)
WOW!! Awesome, Jaycee! Thank you!!
American Flag Info
What do the red, white, and blue of the flag represent?
The Continental Congress left no record to show why it chose the colors. However, in 1782, the Congress of the Confederation chose these same colors for the Great Seal of the United States and listed their meaning as follows: white to mean purity and innocence, red for valor and hardiness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice. According to legend, George Washington interpreted the elements of the flag this way: the stars were taken from the sky, the red from the British colors, and the white stripes signified the secession from the home country. However, there is no official designation or meaning for the colors of the flag.
Why are the stars in a circle?
The stars were in a circle so that no one colony would be viewed above another. It is reported that George Washington said, “Let the 13 stars in a circle stand as a new constellation in the heavens.”
Why would Betsy Ross be chosen to make the flag?
It was usual in that day for upholsterers to be flagmakers. As Betsy Ross prayed in the pew next to George Washington and had already sewn buttons for him, and she was a niece of George Ross, it is not exceptional that these members of the Flag Committee formed by the Continental Congress would call upon Betsy Ross to make the flag.
Where is the first flag?
No one knows what happened to the first flag. Very few flags from that time have survived.
Why is the flag called “Old Glory”?
In 1831, Captain William Driver, a shipmaster from Salem, Massachusetts, left on one of his many world voyages. Friends presented him with a flag of 24 stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze, he exclaimed, “Old Glory.” He kept his flag for many years, protecting it during the Civil War, until it was flown over the Tennessee capital. His “Old Glory” became a nickname for all American flags.
Who was Mary Pickersgill?
Mary Young Pickersgill sewed the very large (30’x42’) Star-Spangled Banner in the summer of 1813. It flew over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812 (1812-1814) and was the inspiration for Francis Scott Key to write what would become our National Anthem. Pickersgill’s flag today hangs at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. Her house still stands as a museum you can visit in Baltimore, Maryland.
Well Queen Esther looks lovely!! :)
Hi Luv! You look great in that outfit...supporting our troops!! Thank you!!
Thank you! Enjoy the tune! :)...and enjoy supporting the troops!
What do you call the story of The Three Little Pigs?
A pig tail!
That’s great jazz, isn’t it Luv? It sounded so good through my computer speakers just now as I was warming up a bit of supper for me.
Thank you, Conor!! Give Sir Winston a hug for me, eh??
But, of course! Any tune you request! ;)
How cheerful! Our schools should focus more on the impact of the visual.
It seems to me when our eyes view a lovely picture, something wonderful happens in the brain, making us smile and feel better. I think we remember that beautiful visual much better than several paragraphs describing the same thing. (just my opinion.)
Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! He’s so adorable!!
Over the past several years, Ive been privileged to travel with teenagers on eight mission trips. One thing Ive learned in those excursions is that teens are not too young to make an impact for Jesuseither on me or on others whose lives they touch.
Ive also noticed that the teens who make the biggest impact for Christ match the characteristics Paul told Timothy about in 1 Timothy 4:12. Trying to convince Timothy that his relative youth did not have to be a deterrent to his ministry, Paul told him to be an example to the believers in several areas.
In word: Young people who make a difference for Christ control what they say, avoid negative talk, and speak words that honor God. In conduct: Teens who practice discretion in their behavior shine for all the world to see. In love: By taking heed of Jesus words to love God and their neighbor (Matt. 22:37-39) teens please Jesus and touch hearts. In faith: Those who put their faith into action change lives. In purity: Its tough to be morally pure and doctrinally sound, but kids who are can set the bar for the rest of us.
Pauls words arent just for the young generation. All of us should be an example in word, conduct, love, faith, and purity. Thats how we make an impact for Christ.
Read: 1 Timothy 4:10-16
The one, the only Kate Smith
Just think how good she will grow to be when she is 18!
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