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Betsy Ross

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Betsy Ross often recounted a visit received in late May or early June of 1776 from three men: General George Washington, financier of the Revolutionary War, Robert Morris, and Colonel George Ross, a relative.

During this meeting, she was allegedly presented with a sketch of a flag that featured 13 red and white stripes and 13 six-pointed stars and was asked if she could create a flag to match the proposed design. Ross agreed, but suggested a couple of changes, including arranging the stars in a circle and reducing the points on each star to five instead of six.

The following year, on June 14, 1777, Congress officially adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag.

Betsy Ross