Betsy Ross sews Eagles flag, needles Patriots at historic Philadelphia site

Excitement is palpable around Philadelphia as the home team prepares to take on the decorated New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl LII in Minneapolis.

For Monday only, an Eagles flag is flying at Philadelphia’s historic Betsy Ross House in place of the traditional 13-star flag. Ross herself led a cheer before retiring to her upholstery shop to sew more flags for the “Eagles loyalists.”

Lauding the city for coming together for a common cause, Ross — aka longtime actor Carol Spacht — added, “I know that the triumph of the Eagles over the Patriots is a sure happening.”


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