14th June every year in the United States of America is observerd nationally as the "Pledge of Allegiance Day" to the US National Flag, nicknamed "Old glory" and "Stars and Stripes". The “Pledge of Allegiance” drew its impetus in 1892 from the “Old Glory”, commencing “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America…” (God was inserted during the Eisenhower era). The first “Stars and Stripes” was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. This date is now observed in the US as “Flag Day”.
In this Flag the 13 stars, representing a new constellation, were arranged in a variety of designs. The most popular – the stars in a circle so that no state could claim precedence over another – is known as the Betsy Ross Flag, in honour of the seamstress who is supposed to have sewn the first flag.
Betsy Ross showing the Flag to Gen. George Washington, Robert Morris and George Ross ( The 3c. US stamp was issued to commemorate 200 Anniv. of the birth of Betsy Ross on January 2, 1952).
It's not known for certain who designed the first U.S. Flag, but it is likely that the flag was designed by Declaration of Independence signer Francis Hopkinson (inscription on the back of stamp describes the flag). (The stamp was issued on Flag Day featuring the historic flags under the title "Stars and Stripes" sheet-let on June 14, 2000)
‘Flag Day’ There are plenty of stamps issued from various countries around the world to commemorate "Flag Day" observed to celebrate‘Adoption of flag’, ‘Anniversary of the Maker of Flag’, and/or ‘Flag events of great National importance’ to re-dedicate allegiance to their respective National Flag. We shall from time to time discuss and bring out country-wise fascinating stories of Flag Day Stamps.