September Trivia

Trivia

During the Civil War, no flag became a more popular symbol of Union loyalty than the worn and imperiled standard belonging to 19th-century sea captain William Driver. His defiant flying of it—from his Nashville, Tennessee, household during the midst of the conflict— made national news.

1. One of our nation's most treasured relics is Old Glory. What is it?

During the Civil War, no flag became a more popular symbol of Union loyalty than the worn and imperiled standard belonging to 19th-century sea captain William Driver. His defiant flying of it—from his Nashville, Tennessee, household during the midst of the conflict— made national news.

2. What is it? Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance?

The Pledge of Allegiance was written in August 1892 by the socialist minister Francis Bellamy (1855-1931). It was originally published in The Youth’s Companion on September 8, 1892.

3. Presidents Washington's and Lincoln's birthdays are now officially celebrated as one federal holiday called "Presidents' Day." When is it?

President’s Day is a federal holiday in the United States celebrated every year on the third Monday of February to honor George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and also all the Presidents of the country.

4. In the patriotic song, what did Yankee Doodle call the feather in his hat?

Here are the words to the patriotic song: Yankee Doodle went to town Riding on a pony; He stuck a feather in his hat, And called it macaroni

5. Why were there 13 stars on the first flag?

The first official national flag, was approved by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. It contained 13 stars, representing the original 13 colonies.

6. The Great Seal of the United States is a bald eagle. What two items does it hold in its claws?

In one claw is an olive branch, while the other holds a bundle of thirteen arrows. The olive branch and arrows “denote the power of peace and war.”