Author: Cheryl

Cheryl has been with Gettysburg Flag Works since 1999. She shares GFW's message with the community on and offline.
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The Secret History of the Pledge of Allegiance

Pledge Of Allegiance 1892

Most Americans are taught the Pledge of Allegiance as young students, eager to pay tribute to their flag and their country. However, few Americans really know how the Pledge got its start. The Pledge of Allegiance has had a very interesting history. The pledge was born in 1892 when Francis Bellamy, a Baptist minister, created… continue

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The Evolution of the American Flag

Betsy Ross Flag

The American flag is one of the most recognizable flags in the world. With its trademark white and red stripes and 50 bold stars, it’s hard to imagine it looking any other way.  However, the American flag wasn’t always the stars and stripes we know today. In fact, the U.S. flag has gone through many changes – 26 to be… continue


Fourth of July Fun: Free Printable Fireworks Bingo

Fireworks Bingo Cards

The Fourth of July is right around the corner. On Independence Day, people across the country will be firing up their grills and lining up their hamburgers and hot dogs. After these fun-filled barbecues, families, neighbors and towns will wait for evening to fall so that they can head for the nearest fireworks display. The… continue


What is the Rose Parade?

This year, like every year since 1890, Pasadena California will see brightly color floats, marching bands, equestrian units and all the pomp and circumstance that the United States can muster. The Rose Parade is a celebration and a welcoming of the new year, and with it, new possibilities and new beginnings. Parade floats are adorned with… continue