5 Burst results for "Francis Hopkinson"
"francis hopkinson" Discussed on WGN Radio
"He's the only person we have proof that he designed the American Black. So he actually put a build through to Congress for designing the American flag. However, his design incorporated a 66 pointed start. They took this designed to Betsy Ross, she said. Yeah, it's much easier for me to cut a five pointed star. But Hopkinson build Congress for the design of the plaque and asked for a task of the public ale, and it's one of the only in the in the archives of the Library of Congress, one of the only bits of proof That somebody designed the flag and he broke operas and he drew and he was just sort of this kind of Renaissance man who did all also broke poem. Um, so he was a really, really interesting guy and typical lawyer. So Francis Hopkinson, I think it's just super super fascinating and also helped design the great seal of the United States. That's really cool. That's how they pay me here at W. G. N two. I get paid with a jug of whiskey. After every shift that I do, and I wish we could talk for whatever you can get. Yes, I wish you going to talk more. She's got a new book out. We gather together. You can find it wherever books are sold. Did he please let's chat again soon, Okay. And we can talk about that book too, okay? I would love that. Take care. All right. Thank you. So much bestselling Author just a wonderful person, great author Denise Caron. And thanks so much for her time and lows..
"francis hopkinson" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"But also if you make a flag with a pointy end on it that and accepts a lot of suffers a lot of abuse in the wind and tends to Wear out, whereas a flag that's rectangular. If the end gets frayed, you can just chop it off in him it and make it a little bit shorter and used to flag again. Do you see? Do we ever see situations where a country just up and changes its flag? In a dramatic way, sometimes with a change in regime. There's a change in flag. Sometimes there are times when there are political reasons to change the flag. Canada, for example, changed It's flag in 1965. Because it s then current flag. The British Red Ensign, defaced with the Shield of Canada was perceived as not representing the French population in Canada, so Canada converted to the maple leaf flag. Which is a flag for all Canadians, not just individual ethnic groups within Canada. What got you interested in flags? I began collecting flags, travel Mementos I collect The flags that places I've traveled to, and I have two rules in my collection. I can only have a flag if I've been to the place and the flag itself has to come from the place. So only countries or do you also collect state flags and countries. States, Cities institutions, Yeah, say Schools, yacht clubs, events, all kinds of flags. You must really enjoy the Olympics. When you get to see all the flags on display and getting there are many people when we asked them about How they first got interested in flags. They will say. I watched the Olympics and I saw that the opening ceremonies with the flags coming in, and that inspired me to be interested in flags, and some of them are so complicated that you kind of need to zoom in and get up close to even see what's going on. And then some are just so basic like the Japanese flag right or the even even the maple leaf flag of Canada. I compiled the flag design guidebook, Good flag, bad flag and the five principles that it espouses of flag design are simplicity. Meaningful symbolism. 2 to 3 colours, no lettering or seals and distinctiveness and flags that follow those principles tend to be very successful at identifying The country or state or city that they represent when seen at a distance on a piece of cloth when it's fluttering and seen from both sides so that flex flags tend to fail in that Regard, but but countries don't necessarily get rid of them. I mean, they may not pass the fluttering in the breeze. What country is that test? But do you actually most national flags are good designs because the stakes are higher. If we go down to the sub national level, United States flags are average or worse, in most cases, and city flags can be even worse than that. But there's a great wave of city flag redesign going on across the country right now, and some states have either change. Their flags are looking at changing their flags. Mississippi just changed its state flag and Massachusetts is about to change its state flag. Both of those not for design reasons. But because components of the existing flags were offensive to people like Mississippi had the Confederate Bars, right have the Confederate battle flag on it. Yes, our stars, especially common stars became common, uh, starting with the United States. By the way, we can argue that the United States had the first national flag. Up till 17 77. Other flags represented kingdoms or ruling families. Our flag represented the country itself and flag Day June 14th. Is the birthday of our flag On June 14 17 77, the Marine subcommittee of the Continental Congress adopted a design for flag to be used. At sea. It kept the red stripes of the continental colors but replaced the union Jack with a blue field with 13 stars representing a new constellation. It was designed by the committee member Francis Hopkinson and perhaps first Zone by Betsy Ross. Seamstress in Philadelphia. Her contribution may have been changing the Stars from six pointed to five pointed because she knew a trick. Folding the cloth and snipping out a star with one cut, and that five pointed star has propagated across national flags ever since. Mm. Huh? Interesting Before that. It was the six pointed, which is more like a star, a sunburn, December's calculated or even more the idea of a star having five or six points. Um, is unusual in heraldry. Heraldry would represent a star with lots of rays because that's what it looks like to us in the in the sky. Can you think of a flag that you the first time you saw it? You just fell in love with it like it Just really. Pushed all the buttons just right for you as a flag expert, Uh, two flags you've mentioned. I think our top of the list in terms of design and and push all the buttons That's Canada. And Japan. Iconic, simple, memorable. Uh, a key test of a design of a flag is it should be so simple that a child can draw it from memory. And those flags. Definitely meet that criteria. Ted K. Thanks so much for taking time today. I appreciate it. Thank you, Ted K as secretary of the North American vessel, a logical association. I'm Julie Rose. This is top of mind coming up in 15 minutes on this special Independence Day episode of the.
"francis hopkinson" Discussed on KHVH 830AM
"Men when we had greatness, despair. These were men of means. Well educated 24 were lawyers and jurists. Nine were farmers, owners of large plantations. On June 11th committee sat down to draw up the declaration of Independence where we're going to tell the British fatherland no more ruled by red coat below the dam of ruthless foreign rulers. Stream of freedom was running shallow and muddy. We were going to like a few hours to dynamite that damn This pact as Burke later but it was a partnership between the living and the dead. And yet unborn. There was no bigotry. There was no demagoguery in this group all had shared hardship. Jefferson finished the draft of the document in 17 days. Congress adopted it in July and so much as familiar history But now George third had denounced all rebels in America as traitors. Punishment for treason was hanging. The names now so familiar to you from the several signatures on that declaration of independence. The names were kept secret for six month for each new the whole meaning of that magnificent last paragraph in which his signature pledged his life. His fortune. And his sacred honor. 56 men place their names beneath that pledge. 56 men knew when they signed. They were risking everything. They knew if they won this fight, the best they could expect would be years of hardship in a struggling nation. And if they lost They face a hangman throat. They signed a pledge. And here is the documented faith that gallon 56. Carter Braxton of Virginia, wealthy planter trader saw his ships swept from the Steve's to pay his debt. He lost his home and all of his properties and died in ragged. Thomas Lynch. Junior who signed that pledge, was a third generation rice grower, aristocrat large plantation owner after he signed his health failed. His wife, and he's set out for France to regain his failing health. Their ship never got to France was never heard from again. Thomas McKeen of Delaware were so Harris by the enemy He was forced to move his family five times in five months. Served in Congress without pay. Family and poverty and in hiding. Vandals looted the properties of Ellery and climber and Paul in Gwinnett, Walton and Hayward Rutledge in Middleton. Thomas Nelson Jr to Virginia raised $2 million on his own signature to provision our allies the French fleet. After the war, he personally paid back the loan wiped out his entire estate. He was never reimbursed by his government. In the final battle for Yorktown. He Nelson urged General Washington to fire on his Nelson's own home, which was occupied by Cornwall. It it was destroyed. Thomas Nelson Jr had pledged his life his fortune. Anticipate for an honor. The Hessians these the home of Francis Hopkinson of New Jersey. Francis Lewis had his home and everything destroyed his wife imprisoned. He died within a few months. Richard Stockton, who signed that declaration was captured mistreated. His health broken to the extent that he died at 51 is a stateless village. Thomas Heyward Jr was captured when Charleston fell. John Hart was driven from his wife bedside while she was dying. They're 13 Children fled in all directions for their lives. His fields and.
"francis hopkinson" Discussed on The Steve Deace Show
"State house that's now called independence hall in philadelphia. The best men from each of the colonies sat down together which was very fortunate. Our in our nation's history one of those rare occasions in the lives of men when we had greatness to spare these were men of means well educated twenty four lawyers and jurists. Nine were farmers owners of large plantations on june. eleven committee. Sat down to draw a declaration of independence where we're going to tell the british fatherland no more rule my redcoats below the dam ruthless foreign ruler stream of freedom was running shallow muddy and we were going to light a fuse to dynamite. That dan this pact. Has burke later put. It was a partnership between the living. And the dead and the yet unborn. There was no bigotry. There was no demagoguery in this group all had shared hardships. Jefferson finished draft of the document in seventeen days. Congress adopted it in july and so much familiar history but now king. George third had denounced all rebels in america as traitors punishment for treason was hanging the names now. So familiar to you from the several signatures on that declaration of independence. The names were kept secret for six months for each new. The full meaning of that magnificent last paragraph in which his signature pledged his life his fortune and who sacred honor fifty. Six men placed their names beneath that pledge. Fifty six men knew when they signed that they were risking everything they knew if they won this fight the best they could expect would be years of hardship and a struggling nation and if they lost they'd face a hangman's rope but they signed the pledge and here is the documented fate that gallant fifty-six carter braxton of virginia wealthy planter trader saw. His ships swept from the seas to pay his debts. He lost his home and all of his properties and died in rags. Thomas lynch junior who signed that pledge was up third generation rice grower aristocrat large plantation on her after he signed his health failed his wife and he's set out for france to regain his failing health. Their ship never got to. France was never heard from again. Thomas mckean of delaware so harassed by the enemy that he was forced to move his family five times. In five months he served in congress without pay. His family and poverty and in hiding vandals looted the properties of ellery and climber and hall gwinnett and walton and hayward rutledge and middleton thomas nelson. Junior virginia raised two million dollars on his own signature to provision our allies. The french fleet after the war. He personally paid back. The loans wiped out his entire estate and he was never reimbursed by his government in the final battle for yorktown. He nelson urged general washington to fire on his. Nelson's own home which was occupied by cornwallis. It was destroyed. Thomas nelson junior had pledged his life his fortune and his sacred honor. The heavens seized the home of francis hopkinson of new jersey francis. Lewis had his home and everything destroyed his wife imprisoned. She died within a few months. Richard stockton who signed that declaration was captured. Mistreated his health broken to the extent that he died at fifty one. His estate was pillaged. Thomas hayward junior was captured when charleston fell. John hart was driven from his wife's bedside while she was dying. Their thirteen children fled in all directions for their lives. There's fields and gristmill were laid waste for more than a year. He lived in forests and caves and returned home after the war to find his wife. Did his children gone his property's gone and he died a few weeks later of exhaustion. A broken heart lewis morris so his land destroyed his family scattered. Philip livingston died within a few months from the hardships of the war. John hancock history remembers best due to a quirk of fate than anything. He stood for that great sweeping signature attesting to his vanity towers over the others one of the wealthiest men in new england and yet he stood outside boston one terrible night of the war and he said burn boston though it makes hancock beggar if the public good requires it so he to lived up to the pledge of the fifty-six few were long to survive five were.
PEZ Candy Origins
"Sold in austria as an aid to help people quit smoking in 1926 a candy that is essentially compressed blocks of sweetened peppermint made their debut the german word for peppermint is reference which is spelled o p h e f f e r m i n t z so the candy name was an abbreviation of sorts peres the peres dispensers nowfamiliar for their cartoon and comic characters were originally modeled after lighters