Hemp-made flag flies over the US Capitol
Flying high over the U.S. Capitol, an American flag made with hemp farmed by veterans is raising awareness about drug reform efforts in Washington.
The Growing Warriors Project, which employs disabled veterans who make flags from hemp, coordinated the flag-raising for Veterans Day. The group is behind the push to legalize hemp for farmers.
Farming hemp, which is used to make everything from clothes and paper to soap, could provide jobs for veterans, advocates say, while boosting the economy.
“Hemp was a crop that built our nation,” said Mike Lewis, director of the Growing Warriors Project. “Betsy Ross’ first American flag was made of hemp. We have flags made in China now. That’s almost sacrilegious.”
Lewis founded the Growing Warriors Project to give disabled veterans an opportunity to farm hemp. The group plans to produce as many as 200 hemp flags in 2016.
One of those flags was raised above the Capitol building Wednesday as part of a Veterans Day celebration.
The Growing Warriors Project employs disabled veterans who make flags from hemp.
First American Flag was made of Hemp
The Betsy Ross flag is an early design of the flag of the United States, popularly attributed to Betsy Ross, using the common motifs of alternating red-and-white striped field with five-pointed stars in a blue canton. The flag was designed during the American Revolution and features 13 stars to represent the original 13 colonies. It was made of Hemp.
“No… It wasn’t cotton, and it wasn’t fuzzy wool. It was Homespun Hemp.”
Betsy Ross made the first flag of the United States of America out of the finest, strongest fiber available, hemp fabric. It is also said that the finest laces of the olden days were always made of hemp in preference to any other fiber. -Herndon, p.154.
Old Glory (American Flag) was made from Hemp fibers. Our founding fathers & mothers saluted, prized & died in honor of her ideals.
The first Levi jeans were made from the sea worn canvas is the Dutch pronunciation for the Greek word cannabis – English: Hemp> from the ships harbored in San Francisco. His jeans were famous for their durability and rivets that held the weight of both the water and gold carried in the many pockets found on Mr. Levi’s famous 49er overalls. Ask for and buy Hemp.
The highest quality clean fabrics from the finest linens to the heaviest canvases. The finest protein for the human body. The finest paper. And of coarse, 10,000 tons of all fuels, every acre, every 4 months.
George Washington was a proud hemp grower. He came from a long line of Virginia farmers. He wrote in his diary “Make the most of the hemp seed, sow it everywhere.”
Lets not forget, it was not just any string that connected Dr. Ben Franklin to the clouds above for his famous kite experiment, it was hemp. And he also loved wearing it.
The Declaration of Independence was drafted on Hemp paper by our founding
fathers and farmers, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.
“Make the most of the hemp seed and sow it everywhere.”
– General George Washinton (Our most famous Hemp Farmer)
Originally posted 2014-02-04 06:54:18. Republished by Blog Post Promoter
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