Letter to the Editor: The birth of “Old Glory”

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Dear Editor, 

Scholars now credit Francis Hopkinson as the American flag’s designer. (Source: Leepson, Marc. “Flag: An American Biography.” St. Martin’s Griffin. 2005. p. 33.)

The Flag Manufacturers Association of America (FMAA) issued the following Tweet on Feb. 4, 2021:

Yours sincerely, 

Earl P. Williams, Jr.

U.S. flag historian

Washington D.C.