Today the US Celebrates Flag Day

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Flag Day honors the resolution from the Second Continental Congress on June 14, 1777 which called for an official United States Flag

Here are some interesting facts about Flag Day and the American Flag
  • Flag Day is not a federal holiday, however, it is a state holiday in Pennsylvania
  • The colors of the American Flag are quite significant
    • Red symbolizes hardiness and valor
    • White symbolizes purity and innocence
    • Blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice
  • For a while the U.S. added stars and stripes to the flag when welcoming new states. As the country continued to add new states, the U.S. decided to go back to 13 stripes to represent the original 13 colonies
  • A local Philadelphia seamstress, Betsy Ross, sewed the original United States flag
  • Why stars and stripes? Stars are considered a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial; the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun
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