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1 The Flag of the United States of America StarsAndStripesForever!

2 Our Flag The flag of the United States today has 13 stripes- 7 red and 6 white- and 50 white stars on a blue field- five rows of 6 and 4 rows of 5.The flag of the United States today has 13 stripes- 7 red and 6 white- and 50 white stars on a blue field- five rows of 6 and 4 rows of 5. The stripes remind us of the 13 colonies that gained us our liberty. The stars represent the states that are bound together into one country.The stripes remind us of the 13 colonies that gained us our liberty. The stars represent the states that are bound together into one country.

3 The US Flag on Independence Day, 1776 The flag of the newly independent United States of America, was first flown on Independence Day 1776.The flag of the newly independent United States of America, was first flown on Independence Day It was called the Continental Union flag.It was called the Continental Union flag.

4 The First Official Flag of the United States On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted a new flag.On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted a new flag. This new flag would have 13 stars, for the 13 colonies, and thirteen red and white alternating stripes.This new flag would have 13 stars, for the 13 colonies, and thirteen red and white alternating stripes. It was designed by Francis Hopkinson.It was designed by Francis Hopkinson.

5 The Betsy Ross Flag The Betsy Ross flag is one of the most famous of the US flags.The Betsy Ross flag is one of the most famous of the US flags. Betsy Ross’ family claims that she was the creator of the first US flag.Betsy Ross’ family claims that she was the creator of the first US flag. Both Ross’ and Hopkinson’s flags are proud symbols of our young nation.Both Ross’ and Hopkinson’s flags are proud symbols of our young nation.

6 The Stars On April 4, 1818, President Monroe made a law where a star would be given for each new state that came into the union.On April 4, 1818, President Monroe made a law where a star would be given for each new state that came into the union. At this point in time the flag had 20 stars, and was know as the Flag of 1818.At this point in time the flag had 20 stars, and was know as the Flag of 1818.

7 Our Flag Today The flag that we know and salute today was finalized on August 21, 1959, by President Eisenhower.The flag that we know and salute today was finalized on August 21, 1959, by President Eisenhower. An executive order signed by him gave the flag the design that we see today.An executive order signed by him gave the flag the design that we see today.

8 The Pledge of Allegiance When you pledge allegiance to the flag you promise loyalty and devotion to your nation. Each word has a deep meaning.When you pledge allegiance to the flag you promise loyalty and devotion to your nation. Each word has a deep meaning. I pledge allegiance- I promise to be trueI pledge allegiance- I promise to be true To the flag- to the sign of our countryTo the flag- to the sign of our country Of the United States of America- a country made up of 50 states, each with certain rightsOf the United States of America- a country made up of 50 states, each with certain rights and to the Republic- a country where the people elect others to make laws for themand to the Republic- a country where the people elect others to make laws for them for which it stands-the flag means the countryfor which it stands-the flag means the country one Nation under God- a single country whose people believe in a supreme beingone Nation under God- a single country whose people believe in a supreme being indivisible- the country cannot split into partsindivisible- the country cannot split into parts with liberty and justice- with freedom and fairnesswith liberty and justice- with freedom and fairness for all- for each person in the country.for all- for each person in the country. I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, Indivisible, with liberty and Justice for all.

9 A Poem Taught To American Children Almost 100 Years Ago I O Flag of our Union O flag of our Union, To you we'll be true, To your red and white stripes, And your stars on the blue; The emblem of freedom, The symbol of right, We children salute you, O flag fair and bright!


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