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Old Glory Continues to Inspire Drama and Intrigue

Old Glory, the famous flag belonging to sea captain William Driver during the Civil War, is part of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History’s collection. (Hugh Talman/NMAH, SI)

By Devon Hubbard Sorlie, Communication and Outreach Division, Naval History and Heritage Command While many have called the American flag “Old Glory,” few know how that nickname began. Fewer still know about the fight that continues today – 184 years later – over a the original flag that was first …

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The Colors of a Navy and Nation

By Annalisa C. Underwood Naval History and Heritage Command Communication and Outreach Division Flags, standards, and banners have been used for thousands of years as visual symbols of those who bear them. “The broad stripes and bright stars” of the American flag represent an indivisible nation “with liberty and justice …

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