Although you might not have heard of them, here’s 5 history making women from the Revolutionary War…
The wife of Massachusetts Congressional Delegate John Adams, and later First Lady to our second President John Adams, wrote letters back to then-Delegate Adams while he was in Philadelphia. In her correspondence, she reinforced the idea that, while establishing the new form of government, Del. Adams should “remember the ladies”, lest they form a revolution of their own.
Ross is often credited with sewing the first American flag. While much of the story lies in oral tradition, regardless there is powerful symbolism, patriotism, and iconic history in these stars and stripes. There are thirteen alternating red and white stripes for each of the original thirteen colonies. The red denotes hardiness and valor. The white symbolizes purity and innocence. The circle of thirteen stars represented eternity. The blue field that the stars are still placed on today signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.