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      Every year on June 14, Americans celebrate Flag Day, a day to honor the national flag and its history. But how did this holiday come about and what does it mean for Americans today?

      Flag Day commemorates the date in 1777 when the Continental Congress adopted the design for the first national flag of the United States. The flag had 13 stars and 13 stripes, representing the original 13 colonies that declared independence from Great Britain.

      The flag represents the values and ideals of the United States, such as liberty, justice, democracy, and unity. It also reflects the country’s diversity and evolution, as new stars are added whenever new states join the union. The current flag has 50 stars and 13 stripes, and it is the longest-used version of the U.S. flag.

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