Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Celebrating Old Glory
"This famous name was coined by Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1831. As he was leaving on one of his many voyages aboard the brig CHARLES DOGGETT - and this one would climax with the rescue of the mutineers of the BOUNTY - some friends presented him with a beautiful flag of twenty four stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze for the first time, he exclaimed "Old Glory!""
The history of the name "Old Glory" is found here. It is fascinating and wonderful all at the same time. Also, with the history there are pictures of the flags in different forms, from the original 13 colonies to the final 50 states.
Red Skelton's Pledge of Allegiance and A tribute to the Flag of the United States of America