June 14 was named Flag Day on Aug. 3, 1949

Early American history notes Elizabeth Griscom (Betsy) Ross as the seamstress credited with making the first American flag. Her task was assigned in 1776 by General George Washington, Commander in Chief of the Continental Army.

A sketch of the flag had six pointed stars on a blue background, but the stars on the first flag were five pointed, and remained so. The flag of the United States was adopted on June 14, 1777, through a resolution of the Second Continental Congress.

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