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Happy 244th Anniversary of Flag Day to all of us who are happy to be citizens of The United States of America. Even if we're not happy with the behavior of all fellow citizens of the USA, we can celebrate the anniversary of the founders' adoption of the first version of our stars and stripes.

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_Day_(United_States)
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It's not generally known that the American Flag is based on the original Washington family crest. This was shown on a British Antiques Road Show TV episode when the cast toured the Washington estate in England, Sulgrave Manor.

https://www.glessnerhouse.org/story-of-a-house/2017/2/19/sul...

Just above the door is the Washington family’s coat of arms carved in stone. Known as the “mullets and bars” with three stars over two stripes, it is widely believed to have served as the inspiration for the American flag.

It's red and white (missing the blue field) but Stars and Stripes are there.

In a sense, when we pledge allegiance to the American flag, we are acknowledging our debt to George Washington.

Wendy
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In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

(It's more impressive when you blow it up to full screen!)

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