June 14, 1777- Flag Day!

June 14, 2012

The day of June 14th is historic because the Continental Congress passed an official resolution on June 14, 1777, “that the flag of the United States be 13 stripes alternate    red and white; that the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”  With this decree came no specific direction of how the stars were to be arranged. Indeed, such lack of  direction led to several different designs of stars -  some arranged in a circle, and some arranged in horizontal lines. Practically, it was up to the flag maker’s discretion as to how the stars were to be arranged on the field of blue.

via communities.washingtontimes.com

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