Designing The American Flag
The history of how Old Glory earned her Stars and Stripes
The First Resolution Regarding The Country’s Flag: June 14, 1777
The First National Design Debt
Francis Hopkinson, one of the signers of The Declaration of Independence, is recognized as the designer of the official “first flag” of the United States. His first letter requesting compensation from Congress was sent May 25, 1780. He asked for a quarter cask of wine which he never received for his contribution of designing the first US flag and “The Great Seal”.
So every year on his birthday, the workers at Christ Church take a bottle of wine to his grave-site and share it to remember his contribution.