Saturday, April 17, 2010

Old World Christmas Old Glory American Flag Ornament New for 2010

Old Glory 36131 New for 2010
Old Glory Christmas Ornament
36130 Merck Family's Old World Christmas
Introduced 2010

American Flag Christmas ornament made of mouth blown, hand painted glass. Measures approximately 4 1/2"

In 1772, the Continental Congress passed the Flag Act: "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." This flag is sometimes called the "Betsy Ross flag" after a Philadelphia seamstress.

 Research conducted by the Smithsonian National Museum of America History notes that the story of Betsy Ross making the first American flag for General George Washington entered into American consciousness about the time of the 1876 Centennial celebrations. *Wikipedia*

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