Did you know...
- An estimated 2.5 million people lived in America in 1776. Today-309 million!
- In 1941, Congress declared July 4th a federal holiday!
- The stars on the original American Flag were arranged in a circle to ensure that all colonies were equal!
- America's mascot, the bald eagle, can achieve speeds of up to 200 miles per hour when making a predatory dive!
- The American flag patch is backwards on the U.S. Army Uniforms. The reason? The blue field on the flag (the part with the stars) faces forward to symbolize carrying the American flag into battle!
- Someone who specialized in the history of flags is called a vexillologist!
- The word "patriotism" comes from a Latin word, which means "homeland"!
Throughout the year, may we always count our blessings to be able to live in the best country on our planet! May God Bless America!