Monday, June 9, 2014

Flag History: The First American Flag

The Continental Colors (also known later as the Grand Union Flag) was the first flag of the United States, raised for the first time by John Paul Jones on December 3, 1775. This flag was used by both the army and navy until the adoption of the Flag Act of 1777, which changed the blue field from the British Union Flag to the 13-star design.

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