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What is the red upside-down “v” shape on the flag?
- It stands for “V” for victory in the War of 1812
- It is an “A” sewn onto the flag by Louisa Armistead, widow of the commander of Ft. McHenry
- It is a patch sewn on by conservators to cover a hole in the flag.