wrote this story about my experience writing an extra credit report about the American flag. The story is about funny things that can happen when you search the Internet. You have to be careful! Some websites are not reliable. Have fun playing with this Corey Story, and check out these facts about the American flag. I double-checked them, so I'm sure they are correct.
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American Flag Facts
- The American flag has thirteen stripes and fifty stars.
- The flag is sometimes called Old Glory, the Stars & Stripes, and the Star-Spangled Banner.
- The flag was born on June 14, 1777. In order to establish an official flag for the new nation, the Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act: "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."
- The colors of the flag are often said to represent ideas like patriotism, courage, and liberty. However, historians cannot point to a document that explains the meaning of the flag's colors.
- Our national anthem is one of few devoted to a flag.
- Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner. He was inspired because after a night of British attacks on Fort McHenry, the flag was still there. Francis Scott Key instructed that his poem be
sung to the tune of To Anacreon in Heaven, a popular British melody. Key's song was immensely popular, but was not adopted as our national anthem until 1931.
- The flag has a
holiday -- June 14th, the anniversary of its birthday.
- The study of flags is called