Happy Memorial Day! Thank you, men and women, who keep our country safe. Our freedom is not free.

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With that said, have you ever wondered where the five-star came from on our flag? Well…me niether…until I heard a presentation on the different flags of the United States! Quite interesting and worth looking into.

With a few folds and one snip from the scissors, you too can create this five-pointed star!

But first, the history behind it:

George Washington’s original pencil sketch for the flag indicated 6-pointed stars, a form he apparently preferred.

Betsy Ross, however, recommended a 5-pointed star. When the committee protested that it was too difficult to make, she took a piece of paper, folded it deftly, and with a single snip of her scissors, produced a symmetrical five-pointed star. This seeming feat of magic so impressed her audience that they readily agreed to her suggestion.

Found at US History.

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