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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 On June 14, 1885 'Flag Day' in the United States started to celebrate the 108th anniversary of the flag and to honor the US flag's birthday Today, in 2014, the US flag is 13 horizontal stripes, 7 red and 6 white stripes, to represent 13 original coloniesand now 50 stars to represent 50 states in the Union double click to changethis text! Drag a cornerto scale proportionally. Act of April 4, 1818 provided for 13 stripes and one star added for each new state added to the flag on the 4th of July of each year following admission of each new state to the Union History of the United States Flag White stars in a blue field meansa new constellationand the stars are in a circleto show thatone state should not have importanceover the other Nicknames for the USflag are "Stars and Stripes", " Red, White and Blue", "Old Glory"and "The Star-Spangled Banner There were 13 stars representing the 13 colonies On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the FirstFlag Act, stating that the first flag of the United States be made of 13 stripes, alternating 7 red and 6 white stripesand the union be represented by 13 white stars in a blue field In May 1776, Betsy Ross reported she sewed thefirst American flag and she made the stars into 5 pointsbecause that was easier to sew Why Red, White and Blue?~ Red for hardiness and valor~ White for purity and innocence~ Blue for vigilance, perseverance and justice
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