Our Flag – Resources for Students

We’re all familiar with our nation’s flag. 13 stripes representing the original colonies. 50 stars representing our states. Did you know the original resolution authorizing a flag was quite vague? The resolution stated only:

Resolved that the Flag of the united states be 13 stripes, alternate red and white, that the union be thirteen stars white in a blue field representing a new constellation.

All of these flags flew over American soil and each represented our young nation and are due their earned respect even today.