No, on this special day, you deserve to know the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth about the true origins of our American flag. And who better to depict that amazing day in American history than the King himself, Jack Kirby? Let's call it: Old Glory: Who She Is and How She Came to Be!
Okay, first, Captain America travelled back in time...wait, wait, work me me on this one:
Panel from Marvel Treasury Special Featuring Captain America's Bicentennial Battles one-shot (September 1976), script and pencils by Jack Kirby, inks by Herb Trimpe, colors by Phil Rachelson, letters by John Costanza
...meets Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross, upon whom he makes quite an impression...
Now you an' I can see this coming a mile away...
...but poor Cap is acting like he's never seen an episode of The Twilight Zone. Don't freak out, Cap...it's only temporal causality!
Hmmm, d'you think Jack was having a little joke at Marvel's expense about the nature of work for hire here? Anyway, run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes, Ben...she's a grand old flag!