The month of September is here, and we’ve been prepping for a huge month of content. This month, we want to take a deep-dive into the history of the American flag. We’ve focused on the flag before in our Flags of the World series. Today and for the rest of the month, we’re going even deeper. We’ll take a look at all the flag variations as individual flags. This is more of a history lesson than a flag talk. We hope to see you soon for the next installments of this 10-part mega series.
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We’ve discussed the origins of the stripes in the American flag’s history, but where did the blue field of white stars originate?
Do you remember when we mentioned George Washington going to Philadelphia and returning to Boston to command the continental army and him taking with him two flags?
One was the flag we’ve been speaking of, the continental army flag. The other was known as Washington’s Headquarters flag. This flag is entirely covered by a blue field. In this field, there are 13 white stars, each with 6 points. This is the first use of the star pattern in U.S history.
Keep in mind, these two flags were being used before the U.S declared it’s independence from Britain. These two flags were to be the foundation of the very first iterations of the U.S flag. Continue reading in part 4.