Wednesday, 13 April 2011

April 13, 1818 USA Flag - 193rd Anniversary Today

Today April 13th is the 193rd anniversary of the 1818 USA Flag.

This flag did not become official until July 4th, 1818 but was actually flown at the US state capital for the first time on April 13, 1818. 

So what does the flag mean. The thirteen stripes represent the original 13 founding colonies. The 20 stars represent the number of states in the Union as of 1818.

The flag was designed by Samuel C. Reid and was sewed by Reid's wife and friends and then mailed to Washington.

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