September 27, 2004

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Last week I was on a tour of a mansion that had dozens of family crests decorating the common room. It was pointed out that the George Washington family crest was perhaps the inspiration for the American flag:


The red stars and stripes aren't too big a leap to our own Stars and Stripes, are they?

At the very least, the Washington family's coat-of-arms is definitely responsible for the flag design for the District of Columbia:


Posted by Jennifer at September 27, 2004 11:33 AM