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Fascinating Facts About USA Flag


 1. The original flag, designed in 1777, featured 13 stars and 13 stripes representing the 13 American colonies. Each time a state was admitted to the union, a star was added to the flag, which now has 15 stars and 13 stripes.


2. In 1958, 17-year-old Robert G. Heft of Lancaster, Ohio designed the current US flag.


3. Our flag colors carry meanings, red represents valor and bravery; white represents purity and innocence; and blue represents vigilance, perseverance, and justice.


4. The United States planted the first flag on the moon during the Apollo 11 mission in 1969, and five more have been planted since then during subsequent missions.


5. Flag Day is observed on June 14th in the United States. because the American flag was officially adopted as America's national symbol on that date in 1777 by the Second Continental Congress.


6. There is a common misconception that once a flag touches the ground, it must be burned or disposed of. That is not entirely correct. If a flag becomes soiled or comes into contact with the ground, it can be washed and dry cleaned and reused.


7. If an American flag is irreparably damaged and you must dispose of it, you can do so with dignity. On Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, many municipalities across the country hold flag-burning ceremonies in which you can participate.

An informative blog shared by Children's Park, Daycare and Preschool in Rockwall, Texas, USA.

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