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Image description: In celebration of this 4th of July holiday week we will be posting a series on well-known American national symbols.First up, is our flag. On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act which established the official flag of the United States often referred today as the “Stars and Stripes.”
The stars represent our 50 states and the red and white stripes represent the original 13 colonies that severed their political ties to Britain.

Image description: In celebration of this 4th of July holiday week we will be posting a series on well-known American national symbols.

First up, is our flag.

On June 14, 1777 the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act which established the official flag of the United States often referred today as the “Stars and Stripes.”

The stars represent our 50 states and the red and white stripes represent the original 13 colonies that severed their political ties to Britain.