Monday, June 18, 2012

Post-Flag Day Celebration

Hello all, Benny here. Last Thursday we had a list of questions about the flag in celebration of Flag Day. Did you answer them all correctly? Here are the answers to find out:

  1. What are two nicknames for the flag?
-         Old Glory, Stars and Stripes, Red, White and Blue, The Star Spangled Banner
  1. How many stripes are on the flag?
-         13
  1. What do the stripes represent?
-         The original 13 colonies
  1. Who is credited with the design of the first flag?
-         Betsy Ross
  1. Is Flag Day a federal holiday?
-         No
  1. Which was the first and only state to make Flag Day a holiday?
-         Pennsylvania                
  1. How many stars are on the flag and what do they represent?
-         50, one for each state
  1. What was the name of the song written by Francis Scott Key about the flag?
-         The Star Spangled Banner
  1. How many flags are on the moon?
-         6
  1. What year did the first flag appear on a US postage stamp?
-         1926 when it appeared on the Battle of White Plains stamp.

I found that last one to be challenging and had to look it up myself. Be sure to let me know how well you did while you’re here, ok?

Until next time!


1 comment:

BillyT said...

I'm not quite sure I agree with the answer to #10 (What year did the first flag appear on a US postage stamp?)...if you go way back, flags appeared on the 1869 series of stamps. Scott #121 had the US flags; Scott #118 depicts flags dating back to teh Landing of Columbus.