The Hues of the Red, White & Blue

“Every Memorial Day and July 4th millions of Americans get into the celebratory spirit, decking our homes and even ourselves in red, white, and blue. But why is the American flag red, white and blue rather than green, yellow and blue?

When the Continental Congress adopted the American flag in 1777, to celebrate our country’s independence and unity, the specific meaning behind the choice of red, white and blue wasn’t revealed. It was only when, five years later in June 1782 when the seal for the USA was introduced that the significance of the colors on its flag was discussed…”

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