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Anna Mbamalu English 1302 Professor Kinkead 8/2/10 My Country Tis of Thee What comes to mind when Red. White. Blue. is announced? Does the flag of the United States of America automatically come to mind? The flag known today is not the original Stars and Bars. This country only began to see the emergence of its flag in 1776. However, that flag did not have stars on it, according to a recent study; it had the British Union Jack on it instead. In M.R. Bennett’s …So Gallantly Streaming , we learn further how Congress brought together the idea for the flag as we have it today. Bennett states, “Congress on June 14, 1777, adopted the following resolution: ‘Resolved that the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field.’ The significance of the colors was defined thus: ‘White signifies Purity and Innocence; Red, Hardiness and Valor; Blue, Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice’” (6). Historians credit Betsy Ross of Philadelphia with sewing the first flag. Ross’ flag would go through many changes to become the flag that we see everywhere today. When the colonies broke away from the British Empire, our founding fathers wanted a way to symbolize our freedom. The flag would represent independence and freedom. There was to be a star for each state on the flag. Children learned in school that every time a new state joins the union, a new flag would be made that added a star for that state and would be put out on July 4 th of the following year. The last new flag the United States had was produced in 1960, after
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Hawaii joined the union in 1959. For the last forty-one years, we have had fifty stars to go with the thirteen stripes that still stand for the original colonies. Through experiences in school, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, the military or other means, people have learned how to show proper respect to the flag. This includes how to display the flag properly, how to fold the flag, and when to display the flag. According to the Betsy Ross Homepage, the proper display of the flag depends on the situation that person is in. If, for
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