Thursday, June 14, 2007

Happy Flag Day

Today is Flag Day.

The “Stars and Stripes”, the official National symbol of the United States of America was authorized by congress on that Saturday of June 14, 1777 in the fifth item of the days agenda. The entry in the journal of the Continental Congress 1774-1789 Vol. Vlll 1777 reads “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.”
Fly your Stars and Stripes!

(The tattered Flag shown in the picture above was one found at the World Trade Center site and flown, among other places, in Yankee Stadium during the 2001 World Series.)

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