Random thoughts: Stars and Stripes (true story)

Random thoughts: Stars and Stripes (true story)

 

I had no idea, but September 3rd 1777 was the first day our American Flag was flown.

 

It was flown in battle, at Cooch’s Bridge, Maryland. Patriot General William Maxwell ordered the stars and strips banner raised, but we were defeated and forced to retreat to Pennsylvania.

 

Six white stripes and seven red stripes signifying the thirteen British colonies seceding from Great Britain’s rule about a year earlier. The thirteen white stars on the blue field are our first thirteen states.

 

Happy birthday to the flag for the greatest country in the world. My flag.

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