• Title: Stars & Stripes Forever: The History, Stories, and Memories of Our American Flag
  • Author: Richard H. Schneider
  • ISBN: 9780060525378
  • Page: 131
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stars Stripes Forever The History Stories and Memories of Our American Flag It is a symbol of unity and a subject of controversy It can be found in the depths of the Earth s oceans and on the rocky surface of the moon It is our flag the Stars and Stripes a swath of red white
    It is a symbol of unity and a subject of controversy It can be found in the depths of the Earth s oceans and on the rocky surface of the moon It is our flag the Stars and Stripes a swath of red, white, and blue that represents America s past and its present and inspires its future In this moving and informative volume, Richard H Schneider, the author of theIt is a symbol of unity and a subject of controversy It can be found in the depths of the Earth s oceans and on the rocky surface of the moon It is our flag the Stars and Stripes a swath of red, white, and blue that represents America s past and its present and inspires its future In this moving and informative volume, Richard H Schneider, the author of the acclaimed Taps Notes from a Nation s Heart and Freedom s Holy Light The Statue of Liberty, delivers an intriguing history and a powerful tribute to our flag Stars Stripes Forever unfurls the colorful story of this enduring emblem of our national identity, culture, and spirit, from its humble origins than two hundred years ago to its significance in the twenty first century Combining history and legend, fact and lore, Schneider relates how the flag has evolved through war and peace, through changing times and honored traditions and sets the record straight on many widely held misconceptions.There are many entertaining and enlightening stories, including that of the flag that inspired Francis Scott Key s The Star Spangled Banner the flag that was stained by Lincoln s blood at Ford s Theater in 1888 and the flag raised at Ground Zero amid the wreckage of the World Trade Center In addition to historical facts and little known lore, he offers heartfelt recollections from celebrities and ordinary citizens alike whose lives have been indelibly touched by Old Glory.Sure to speak to the patriot in us all, Stars Stripes Forever tells a story that is as remarkable and diverse as America itself.

    One Reply to “Stars & Stripes Forever: The History, Stories, and Memories of Our American Flag”

    1. This is a little book of devotion to the United States flag. It has history about the flag, dispels some of its popular myths, shows that not all of American history is rosy. An appendix at the back shows the Federal Flag Code. There are also instructions with diagrams of how to fold the flag properly.I was surprised at how much of U.S. flag lore is unofficial tradition.A couple criticisms: The author obviously loves his country. His patriotic zeal may have biased some of his descriptions of the [...]

    2. This was an interestingly informative book and an easy-read. It covers the basic knowledge that Americans should know about the symbol of our country - the American flag (i.e. how the flag came about, myths behind the flag, how it should be folded, when it should be flown, and even little tidbits like the biggest and smallest American flags.) I definitely recommend this book - it's worth enriching your knowledge about our flag.

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