Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Flag for Americans born on the Atlantic Ocean

Most Americans are born in the USA, some are born abroad in foreign lands by Americans living abroad.  But still a few are born at sea.  This flag is for Americans born on the Atlantic Ocean.

The flag for Americans born on the Atlantic Ocean uses the colours red, blue, and white.  In the upper hoist area is the famous Betsy Ross Circle of stars to denote connectivity to the United States.  In the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and early 1900s there were hundreds of Americans born at sea on a ship, since this method of transport was extremely slow and the only means of intercontinental travel.

In many ways the Atlantic Ocean is the ocean that gave proverbial birth to the people of America who would come to dominate the American Continent undergoing a metamorphosis from African, European and Asian unto becoming a new people - American.  

Notable Americans born on the Atlantic Ocean
Westmoreland Davis - the 48th Governor of Virginia
Oceanus Hopkins - Born on the Mayflower 1620
Mary Jemison - frontierswoman 
August D. Julliard - founder of The Julliard School in NYC
Ed Porray - Baseball Player of the Buffalo Buffeds
Moses O. Williamson - Illinois Politician

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