Flag Day 2013




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On June 14, 1777 “The Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The national flag, which became known as the “Stars and Stripes,” was based on the “Grand Union” flag, a banner carried by the Continental Army in 1776 that also consisted of 13 red and white stripes.” (http://todayinsci.com/6/6_14.htm)


Update: Today the search engine, Bing.com, honored Flag Day:
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