Saturday, June 8, 2013

Flag Day

Flag Day recognized the day we accepted out flag, June 14, 1977.  In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. (Wikipedia)
Betsy Ross made the first flag in May1877 and it was accepted by the Continental Congress June 14.  Prior to this our flag had stars and stipes, and the Union Jack in the corner. 

The Betsy Ross flag initially added stars and stripes for each state.  The stars were in a field of blue in a circle.  Now there is a star for each state and thirteen stripes for the original colonies.  The colors for the flag did not have meanings when it was originally made.

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