Celebrating the red, white and blue - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Celebrating the red, white and blue

June 14th is a day where we celebrate the red, white and blue! It is a day that we Americans call Flag Day.

The U.S. Flag represents freedom, and has been a symbol of this country's ideals since its early days.

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress approved the design of a national flag.

They decreed the first U.S. Flag have 13 stripes, alternate red and white, and that the union be "13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."  

Many honor this day by displaying flags at public buildings and homes. The American flag also goes by other names such as "Old Glory" or "star-spangled banner."

To read more about the history [CLICK HERE]

 

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