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10 Fun Facts About Our Flag

Flag Day, celebrated on June 14, is the perfect time to get out your flags and show your American pride! In honor of Flag Day, here is a list of 10 fun facts about the American flag and the history of Flag Day. After you read these fun facts, check out 10 myths about the American flag too!

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2. For a while, the U.S. added stripes and stars to the flag when welcoming new states.

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At one point, the flag has 15 stripes and 15 stars. As the country continued to add new states, they decided to go back to the 13 stripes for the original 13 colonies.

4. The first Flag Day observance was on June 14, 1885.

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19-year-old school teacher Bernard J. Cigrand placed a 38-inch star flag in a bottle on his desk. He assigned essays about the flag and its significance. That is how Flag Day got its start.

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