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The American Flag and its Flying Rules



The American flag is a symbol of freedom and liberty to which Americans recite the pledge of allegiance. On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed an act establishing an official flag. The flag's 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Its 50 white stars on a blue field represent the 50 states. On August 3, 1949, President Harry S. Truman declared June 14 as Flag Day. The following article is a guide on how the flag should be displayed:

Source: VFW

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