Monday, October 14, 2013

Finding the Real Old Glory-- Part 3

The flag was originally made to fly from a ship's mast and was homemade with 24 stars in 1824, sewn by William Driver's mother and other Salem females to celebrate his appointment, at age 21, as a master mariner and commander of his own ship, the Charles Doggett. //// Legend has it that when he raised the flag, he lifted his hat and said, "My ship, my country, and my flag. Old Glory." //// However, historians have found no definite proof that he actually said it. Most likely, he named the flag when writing about his twenty-year seagoing career which took him all over the world. At one point he even ferried survivors of the HMS Bounty from Tahiti to Pitccairn Island. //// --Old Secesh

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