Stars and Stripes: On This Day In History

“On June 14, 1877, the first Flag Day observance was held on the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes”…

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…”During the America Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The national flag, which became known as the “Stars and Stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes.” – www.history.com

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