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Awakenings: America’s Flag

on June 14, 2014

See on Scoop.itAwakenings: America & Beyond

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution which stated: “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” Flag Day is now observed on June 14 of each year.”

Beginning as the “Grand Union” flag, through the years that followed the American flag became known as “Red, White and Blue,” the “Star-Spangled Banner,” the “Stars and Stripes,” and “Old Glory,” each carrying with it significant meaning. After declaring independence, a new star and a stripe were added to the flag as each territory became a state in the union. However, Congress enacted a law in 1818 restoring the 13 original stripes with only stars to be added as representatives of new states.”

Sharla Shults‘s insight:

Whether red and white and blue or blue and red and white, 
the colors are the same, a country of courage and might.

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2 responses to “Awakenings: America’s Flag

  1. Micki Peluso says:

    Thanks for the reminder. I always say I’m going to do more holiday pieces like I did years ago–and then the day is upon me. Good thing we all have you to keep us informed and happy with your posts.

  2. Raani York says:

    What a very special post. This is a symbol that means a lot – to many people!! Thank you for reminding us!

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