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Flag Day

US Flag

Adopted as the flag of the United States of America by the Flag Resolution of 1777 enacted on 14 June, 1777.

The flag was first flown from Fort Stanwix, on the site of the present city of Rome, New York, on August 3, 1777. It was first under fire three days later in the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777.

An official flag has a rise to run ratio of 1 to 1.9 [the flag should be 1.9 times as long as it is high] with the canton [the dark blue part] that rises over the top seven stripes with a run of 40% of the flag’s run.

The only time you will see a “correct” US Flag is if you see the official colors of a military unit. Most flags are 3’X5′ or 4’X6′ instead of 3’X5.7′ or 4’X7.6′.

Frances Bellamy, the Baptist minister and socialist who wrote the Pledge of Allegiance was from Rome, New York.


1 Van { 06.14.06 at 10:04 am }

Great post.

Lot’s of interesting people have come from NY. New York is the greatest state in the union I think.

2 Bryan { 06.14.06 at 3:12 pm }

You haven’t lived there lately, Van, it’s changed.

3 Steve Bates { 06.14.06 at 11:48 pm }

The flag is as beautiful to me as ever.

The “republic for which it stands” could use a bit of maintenance. Maybe more than a bit.

4 Bryan { 06.15.06 at 1:26 am }

I’ve seen discussion that the design was as revolutionary as the country because of it’s lack of symmetry and difficulty of construction. The use of five-pointed stars and number of elements was unique for the time.

The republic always needs maintenance.