In 1775, discontented colonists wanted a flag that represented their independence. Several versions of the flag followed. An early version featured a snake with the slogan “Don’t Tread on Me.” Another, known as the Liberty Tree, displayed an evergreen tree with red, white, and blue stripes. A late 1775 flag presented the British Union Jack along with 13 stripes to represent the 13 colonies.
Then a seamstress from Philadelphia came on the scene. It was Betsy Ross who replaced the Union Jack with a circle of 13 stars designed to represent each of the original colonies. This was the version officially adopted on June 14, 1777, a day we now designate as Flag Day.
On holidays like Memorial Day, Flag Day, and Independence Day, Americans fly their flag proudly.
When it comes to flying the American flag, it’s important to know and honor a few basic rules, including:
We hope you will keep these rules in mind when you display an American flag!
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