Happy Flag Day! The Evolution of the American Flag [Video]

To coincide with previous discussions on a country’s changing flag… THIS EXPLAINS THE USA !!!  And Happy Birthday to the ARMY !!!



Today is Flag Day, an annual observance of the Second Continental Congress’ official adoption of the stars and stripes in 1777. At the time, they “resolved that the flag of the 13 United States” be represented by 13 alternating red and white stripes and the union by 13 white stars in a blue field, “representing a new constellation.” Now, more than 200 years later and with an updated design, the flag is an American icon.

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Everett Smith served with the Headquarters Company, 187th Regiment, 11th A/B Division during WWII. This site is in tribute to my father, "Smitty." GP is a member of the 11th Airborne Association. Member # 4511 and extremely proud of that fact!

Posted on June 14, 2015, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 39 Comments.

  1. I sincerely wish that when one means History, Growth, or Development, those words ought to be used, NOT D****d “Evolution”. There IS a God, He works proactively in our lives, and that word should be stricken from the language of those who believe. Otherwise a fine article on the HISTORY of the American Flag.


  2. Thanks for the explanation of the symbolism of the red and white stripes, have never thought about its symbolism but knew it must have relevance.


  3. This has particular resonance with me. My wife is from Minnesota and we recently found out that we are going to have our first baby. On my way to CVS, I looked up at the Flag of the United States of America and felt truly proud. My child will be an American, I’m just waiting for my visa to clear and I can’t wait to move to a wonderful country with such wonderful people. Thank you so much for your post. From Rich at http://20thcenturybattles.com


    • Welcome to you and Congrats on having your first child – may they always be healthy and happy!! It is so refreshing to hear someone say that they are glad to be in the U.S. of A.!!!!


  4. Great to see the evolution of the flag. As we discussed, a flag should reflect a nation’s development.


  5. Has to be the greatest looking flag ever, just wish we had one like it


  6. I would say that, like the Union Jack, it has become an international icon. It is a pity Africa chose to throw history away when adopting new flags. At least the SA one is distinctive.


  7. Enjoyed the post,also. Happy Flag Day!!


  8. I’ve learnt a lot – and we were studying the states only a couple of weeks ago. Very educational!


  9. Thank you so much for all this great information! I hope many Americans watch and learn things they never thought they never knew.


    • Sometimes I think we have too much freedom – some people tend to include the freedom to forget everything that made this country so great. And it’s this attitude that is helping us to take a nose dive. I hope you’re right, Tina, and many will watch this video. Thank you.

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      • The sad part is, few actually know where they have come from, how much has sacrificed for them, and how much is still sacrificed them. Old adages have withstood the test of time because they are true. “Those who do not learn their history are doomed to repeat it.” All great nations in history have imploded making them weak to scavengers nipping at their borders. People cannot see past their own personal needs any longer. They are fed spinets of history taken out of context and led to behave in a way that weakens the nation. I always taught my students that history really does not repeat itself, for God has a linear plan, but humans refuse to learn from their mistakes and keep making the same ones over and again. If people do not want to be led around by the rich and educated then they need to get their butts busy and learn. Blessings upon you!


        • I could not have said all that so eloquently, Tina, so thank you. The WWII generation had gone through the Depression also, so when the war was over and the country was having a boom – they started raising families and saying – ‘I want my child to have it better, [easier, have more, etc.] than I did. From one decade on down to the current one, we now are left with spoiled, lazy people who think reading a book is too much trouble….. in other words – I firmly agree with you!!

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  10. Very educational, for those of us who are not from the US.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  11. Another video I’ll be showing my students.

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  12. I wondered what the penny black was doing on the video until I realised it was an advert 🙂

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  13. HAPPY FLAG DAY! My best wishes.


  14. Thanks for the re blog! Glad you enjoyed th post .

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