On June 14, 1777 the United States Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act, stating that the official national flag contained thirteen alternating white and red stripes and thirteen white stars set against a blue backdrop. 237 years later on June 14, we’re still celebrating Flag Day.
The stripes representing the 13 colonies and the 50 stars for our 50 states.
1977 House of Representatives reported that “The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal, to which man has aspired for time immemorial.”
George Washington commissioned Betsy Ross, a Philadelphia seamstress, to sew the first flag and now our flag flies over government buildings, businesses, & schools.
Some say the red stripes are for the blood of Christ and the men who shed their blood for this nation and that the white stripes are for the purity that we must aspire to lead the world.