of the Flag of the United States of America.
June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress passed an Act to establish an
flag for the new nation. The resolution ordered that "the flag of
States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the
be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new
US Flag 1777
no one knows the exact origin of the first American flag, some
historians believe it was designed by U.S. Congressman Francis Hopkinson
and sewn by Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross in 1777.
US Flag 1836
1777 and 1960, Congress passed several acts that changed the
shape, design and arrangement of the flag and allowed for additional
and stripes to be added to reflect the admission of each new state.
US Flag 1861
the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating
with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars
represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are
well; red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor; White symbolizes Purity and
Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
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the Pentagon, and on airline flights 11, 175, 77, & 93.
The courage and sacrifice shown by the FDNY firefighters, the NYC
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