« The African American girl who helped make the Star-Spangled Banner | Main | Sweet smell of celebration: Spicing up your Flag Day spread »

June 02, 2014

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Beth Brookfield

I have a question: I've been told that one should never say that a flag has a "burn" mark on it. For example: the Star Spangled Banner did have holes and some burn marks on it after the fighting stopped in the harbor. Therefore, the flag was still there with "smudge and tatter." I've run into flag enthusiasts who give me a hard time if I say "the flag had burn marks on it." Is there a unknown etiquette surrounding such descriptions of American Flags through history?

Gina

Thanks for this interesting info. Makes me want to make a trip to the museum to see the flag in person.

Craig Howell

Eight stars appeared in the March 1861 Confederate flag, yet only 7 states had officially seceded by that time. What does the 8th star represent: KY? MO? MD?

The comments to this entry are closed.

Bookmark and Share
Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails

Become a Fan