Waving 239 Years Later
Posted by jimmy11lentz
Americans need to know why June 14th is important.
June 14, 1777 was the day in history when the Continental Congress approved a resolution that led to the creation of the Stars and Stripes.
“The flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.”
Flag Day doesn’t get the celebratory fireworks of the 4th of July, but its place in America’s history is still significant. The actions and declarations made during the late 18th century had profound, lasting impacts on the birth and evolution of the United States of America and the Stars and Stripes certainly qualifies as an underestimated moment that endures today.
While the story surrounding Betsy Ross and her involvement with the Stars and Stripes remains uncertain, what we can confirm is the legacy of the red, white and blue continues to inspire patriotism in a nation that rises to a greatness unlike any other country the world has ever known. The American flag evokes a special feeling, especially when singing along to the Star-Spangled Banner as it waves in the air, which is a testament to its eternal power and design.
Hopefully, in 239 years, America’s Stars and Stripes will still shine as brightly as today…
and people will know why.