I recommend 5-pointed Stars.
-Betsy (Elizabeth Claypoole) Ross
words may be what Betsy said or maybe not, some believe
it is all just a rumour, but when we look back at a few
key factors, we believe she deserves this honor...
Let's say this "Secret" Congressional
Commitee, headed by George Washington, sought out the making
of a new "American" flag that would boost morale
among his soldiers in the Revolutionary War, shall we? (That's
not too hard to believe, right?) And on this committee there
was another man by the name of George Ross, who was an uncle
to Betsy's late husband John. (Another important facter,
not hard to believe, right?) Also, General Washington already
knew Betsy; he was a fellow church-goer (Martha and George
just sat a pew away from Betsy at Christ Church.) and a
loyal customer of her tailoring services. (Betsy's shop
created the ruffles on the shirts he wore.) So why do some
historian's believe this story is not true?
it be because there is no record of a receipt?
Well, let's just say that all good little
businesses do plenty of pro-bono work. Enough said. Not
everything warrants a receipt (At least, not back then).
So maybe General Washington did happen to duck into Betsy's
little upholstery shop to present George Ross a pencil-sketched
idea for his "American" flag. Why not? Maybe the
both of them immediately turned to each other and said in
unison "Let's show this to Betsy!" And just maybe
the impression of a five pointed star being created in one
scissor snip really did sway their opinion to go with Betsy
for the original design. Regardless how we see it, It was
all entirely possible none-the-less. So why doesn't everyone
believe that this story is true?!