Own 12 Proofcards Highlighting American Flag and U.S. History High-Quality Cards Created by Fleetwood
On June 14, 1777, the American flag was born. Two centuries later, Fleetwood created this stunning collection of 12 proof cards, each honoring a different milestone in U.S. history and the history of our flag. The cards are all postmarked June 14, 1977, and were printed on high-quality paper. They are 6" x 9" and feature beautiful artwork authenticated by the Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge. The Freedoms Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to educating all Americans about their rights and responsibilities as citizens of the United States. They also promote civic virtue and encourage everyone to actively participate in the democratic process.
Send for your complete set of 12 American Flag proofcards today and add lots of neat history to your collection. These patriotic cards remind us how the American flag has shaped the United States into the country it is today. They're great collectors' items that you'll be able to enjoy for years to come.
Topics Featured on Proofcards:
- The officially adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777.
- Captain John Paul Jones' declaration "I have just begun to fight" after his ship is attacked by the British and the American flag shot down on September 23, 1779.
- George Washington's rally of troops at Yorktown on October 9, 1781, with the raising of the American flag. General Cornwallis' surrender comes 10 days later, ending the Revolutionary War with a decisive American victory.
- Writing of "The Star Spangled Banner" by Francis Scott Key during the Battle of Fort McHenry on September 14, 1814.
- Coining of the nickname "Old Glory" by William Driver on March 17, 1824.
- The beginning of the Civil War with the attack on Fort Sumter, April 12, 1861.
- The publishing of the nation's first Pledge of Allegiance by Youth's Companion magazine on September 8, 1892.
- First public performance of John Philip Sousa's song "The Stars and Stripes Forever" on May 14, 1897, in Philadelphia.
- President Theodore Roosevelt launch of the "Great White Fleet" on December 16, 1907, with the goal to make the American flag a symbol of power and goodwill worldwide.
- Robert Peary plants the American flag at the North Pole on April 6, 1909.
- Marines raise the American flag on Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima, on February 23, 1945, with Joe Rosenthal snapping a photo of the event.
- Apollo 11 astronauts plant the American flag on the surface of the Moon July 20, 1969, solidifying America's supremacy in the Space Race.