In a message dated 9/6/2002 3:55:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time, [log in to unmask] writes:

In Cambridge, inside one of the many churches you can find there, there's Godfrey Washington's grave. He was George's grandfather. His coat-of-arms was a white shield with three red stars on the top and three red lines across it -- the stars represent spurs and the red striped represent rivers of blood. That's where the US flag came from -- a private bloody coat-of-arms.

Come on, Sara girl, it's been a long time since 1776.  You gotta start facing it.  The colonies are free and independent.