Celebrated June 14, Flag Day commemorates the adoption by the Continental Congress of the Stars and Stripes in 1777 as the official flag of America. The thirteen stripes on the flag represent the original colonies and the fifty stars the united states of the United States.
"The States We're In,"
Word Ways: Vol. 28
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.butler.edu/wordways/vol28/iss2/4