Betsy Ross

 
 

FOOTNOTES FROM THE STANDARDS OF LEARNING (SOLS) & ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE

1 Believed to have sewn one of the first flags for our country (K.1a)

 

Seamstress of our Flag

Besty Ross sewed one of the first American flags. 1  One story tells how George Washington and other leaders met at her shop in Philadelphia in 1776 to ask her to make the first flag.  It would be red, white, and blue and have 13 stars for the 13 colonies.  She showed them how she could cut a five-pointed star by folding a piece of paper and making just one snip with the scissors!