In May of 1776, Betsy Ross was reported to have sewn the first American flag. The American flag was first authorized by Congress June 14, 1777. This date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America. The Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
The American Flag means different things to different people. At Treefort Lifestyles the American flag reminds us of our independence and separation from an oppressive system. We find ourselves also pushing against the grain and like the movement that started during the revolution, we strive to create a push for the betterment of the people. Every time we make a product we are proud to stitch in the American flag.
When Alaska and Hawaii were being considered states President Eisenhower asked the nation for help. A design submitted by a 17-year old for a school project became the flag you see today. Turns out his design earned him a B- for lack of originality, and when his design was accepted by congress his teacher changed the grade to an A.
The Evolution of the American Flag
"We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty." George Washington