Thursday, June 14, 2007

230 Years of Glory, Beauty, and Honor

Today is Flag Day. In honor of the most glorious symbol of freedom and liberty, here's a short retrospective of "Old Glory"

The Grand Union flag flown on Prospect Hill. January 1, 1776

The "Betsy Ross" flag, adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777

20 star flag, right after the Louisiana Purchase, 1818.

The U.S. Flag at the turn of the 20th century, 45 stars

The current 50-star flag.

Should we ever have a 51st state added to the Union, this is the proposed flag.

Happy Birthday, Old Glory.

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