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George Washington With Betsy Ross and New Flag

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USS Kidd (DD-661), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was the first ship of the United States Navy to be named after Rear Admiral Isaac C. Kidd, who died on the bridge of his flagship USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Admiral Kidd was the first US flag officer to die during World War II, and the first American admiral ever to be killed in action.

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Bead Landing™ Natural Jute

Brighten your home or patio with these patriotic DIY American Flag Mason Jar Votive Holders in just three simple steps. First apply the adhesive to the flag with a foam brush and adhere to the jar. Then pour in the sand and place an LED candle on top. Finally, wrap and knot jute around the top of the jar and enjoy! They are the perfect decoration for a backyard BBQ or a summer dinner at home.

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Sewing in Women's History

Henry Mosler painting, called The Birth of the Flag, shows Betsy Ross and her assistants sewing the first American flag in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1777.

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Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, 1945 by Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections, via Flickr. Lou Lowery's image of Marines replacing the first American flag atop Mount Suribachi with a second flag, made famous by Joe Rosenthal's iconic photograph. From the collection of Lou Lowery (COLL/2575), Marine Corps Archives & Special Collections.

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