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Capitol Report: Grand Old, High Flying Flag

Posted By Janna On June 10, 2013 @ 2:30 pm In Opinion | No Comments

by Congressman Sam Graves

On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating: “Resolved, That the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”

That new constellation, of course, consisted of the 13 original colonies that were fighting for our independence at the time. George Washington is credited

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