Day 146/365: Betsy Ross - an extremely talented and creative woman who gave our country our first icon of freedom. I was reading a lot about the history of the flag and learned so much. Betsy was asked by George Washington directly to create this work of art and had it finished in 1776. Our American Flag is our symbol of freedom - for those who fight for it and for those who die for it. In memory of all who have lost their lives for our freedom. You are truly owed so much.