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I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

June 14, 2002
Celebrating the 225th birthday of our flag

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."


First flag to lead American armed forces on land. It was carried by the Vermont militia in the battle of Bennington, August 16, 1777.
First Official United States Flag. The only President to serve under this flag was George Washington.
Official flag for 47 years. Carried through WWI and WWII. Eight Presidents served under this flag. 1909 to 1947
27th flag of the United States.  Nine Presidents have served under this flag. 1948 to 2002


The flag of the President of the United States Service Flag displayed in homes during WW I & II, denoting a member in the armed forces


Where the flag is flown 24 hours a day? Answer
Who named the flag "Old Glory"? Answer
Who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance and when it was first recited? Answer
When Flag Day was first observed?  Answer


In 1813, the flag flying over Fort McHenry which inspired Francis Scott Key, measured 30 by 42 feet. The Fort's commander, Maj. George Armistead, ordered a flag so big that "the British would have no trouble seeing it from a distance".
There is no positive proof that Betsy Ross was the designer and creator of the first U. S. flag. Nevertheless, we will continue to treasure her story as part of our national heritage.
For nearly 60 years the image of the Stars and Stripes being raised by Marines on Iwo Jima during WW II has evoked a spirit of patriotism.
Since September 11, 2001 this photo of the Red, White and Blue being raised by New York City fire fighters over Ground Zero, has been seen by millions of people around the world.
The Star Spangled Banner is one of the few national anthems in the world devoted to a flag.

Stars & Stripes - Red, White & Blue - Old Glory - Star Spangled Banner

You're a grand old flag!

Long may you wave!

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