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What is the nickname of the flag of the US and why?

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What is the nickname of the flag of the US and why?
posted Jun 13, 2017 by Anurag Kashyap

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Old Glory was actually the nickname of a specific U.S. Flag, namely, the one owned by sea captain William Driver. He was previously given the flag by the women in his hometown of Salem, Massachusetts, but he only named it Old Glory upon seeing it flying on his ship's mast in 1831.

The national flag has been around for 238 years. In that time it’s managed to pick up a few different monikers.

  • The Star Spangled Banner
  • Stars and Stripes
  • The American Flag
  • Old Glory
  • Red, White and Blue
answer Jun 14, 2017 by Sumeet Vyas
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