Flag Day

This Friday, June 14, is Flag Day in the United States. Although it is not a federal holiday, the day is dedicated to Americans recognizing the importance of the flag and its place in the history of the country.

It was not always like that the flag.

In its more than 240 years of history, it has been modified on 26 occasions. The 48-star version lasted 47 years until the 49-star version was adopted on July 4, 1959. The brand was beaten by the current 50-star version, adopted on July 4, 1960

Known in this country as the Stars and Stripes, the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes of equal size, seven red and six alternating white, and a blue rectangle in the sector of the upper left Canton with fifty white five-pointed stars. The bars represent the thirteen original Colonies that became independent of the United Kingdom and the stars, to the fifty states that form the Union. It presents a great similarity with the flag of the British East India Company, on which it was possibly inspired.

This Friday marks the election in 1777 of the US Flag

The day commemorates the adoption of the American flag on June 14, 1777. All week until Saturday, it is designated as Flag Week.

In 1916 President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed to observe National Flag Day on a national level. In 1949, Congress passed a law signed by President Harry Truman that made National Flag Day the 14th of June.

Source: www.wikipedia.org, www.voanoticias.com

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