The Continental Congress adopts stars and stripes It's called Flag Day for a reason: On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress decreed "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red... more 
The Continental Congress adopts stars and stripes It's called Flag Day for a reason: On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress decreed "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." And legend has it that Philadelphia seamstress Betsy Ross sewed the first version of the stars and stripes. less 
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Fri, Jun 14, 2013 10:00 AM EDT