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Adoption of the U.S. Flag commemorated today

Posted: 12:49 AM, Jun 14, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-14 01:49:00-04

On June 14 we honor Old Glory on National Flag Day.  This day commemorates the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

On National Flag Day, Americans show respect for the U.S. Flag and what it represents. It is a symbol of American pride representing both independence and unity.

The 50 stars represent the 50 united states.  The 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain, and became the first states in the U.S.

The American Flag is referred to as Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes, and the Red, White and Blue.