When I was a little girl, I was convinced the flags I saw flying on June 14th were there in celebration of my birthday. "I'm famous," I would say. lol Suffice it to say, as early as first grade, my schoolmates made sure I discovered the truth of the matter!
I've always loved Flag Day. There is so much fascinating history to be found. It was after the Declaration of Independence was signed that Americans chose a flag of their own to celebrate their freedom. On June 14, 1777 - Flag Day - the Second Continental Congress approved a star and a stripe for each state. The flag quickly became the symbol of America and of freedom.
When Francis Scott Key penned his famous "Star Spangled Banner" during the war of 1812, the flag he wrote about bore fifteen stars and fifteen stripes.
In 1818, because so many states were thinking of banding together, the design was changed. The American flag kept the first original thirteen stripes, adding a field of blue with a single star for each new state. I love our flag. The history behind it is poignant and difficult--especially when we remember all the men who sacrificed their lives for the incredible freedoms we enjoy today.
Happy Flag Day and Happy Postcard Friendship Friday.
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