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5 Things You May Not Know About The U.S. Flag

 

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With the 4th of July holiday here, remember to fly USA’s colors proud!
Here are five things you may not know about our flag according to AARP.org.

It’s not illegal to burn the flag.
It used to be illegal up until 1989 when Court decided flag burning should be protected as a form of free speech.

It was never a tradition to recite the Pledge of Allegiance in Congress.  It’s only been recited in the House for 25 years.

Betsy Ross made the first flag? Guess not.
She did make flags in Philadelphia a few years after the design first came out, but no concrete proof she made the first.

When you see someone wear the flag on clothes, did you know it’s not patriotic to do so?
You are not supposed to sell or display anything that has an image of the flag on it, according to the U.S. Flag Code.

The colors don’t symbolize American sacrifice.  Apparently, they were picked because the first flag of the American colonies had the same colors Proudly flying our flag is not just for the 4th of July.

Show your patriotism 365 days a year, and be sure to illuminate your flag if you fly it after dark.

 

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