Flag Day 2024

Tomorrow, 14 June 2024 is Flag Day, the 247th birthday of the American flag. Here is a bit of flag history:

There is some question as to to actually designed our first flag. Congressman Francis Hopkinson claimed that he designed it, Betsy Ross’s grandson, William J. Canby, stated in 1870 that Betsy sewed the first flag in 1776, which is certainly not correct as Congress passed the first Flag Act on 14 June 1777: “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.”

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