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News Display: Congress Adopts the Stars and Stripes

June 14, 1776 marks the day when Congress passed a resolution on the deign of the new American flag: it bore 13 alternating red and white stripes symbolizing the original colonies, while the Union was symbolized by thirteen white stars in a blue field, representing a new Constellation. Known as the "Stars and Stripes," the national flag was believed to have been designed by seamstress Betsy Ross at the request of General George Washington.

On June 14, 1877 the nation observed the first Flag Day in observance of the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the Stars and Stripes. Today, public and other buildings continue to commemorate Flag Day by flying the nation's flag

The Everett Cafe features educational news displays on a wide range of topics, in addition to daily postings of headlines from around the world.

In addition be sure to see Celebrating TC: 125 Days, showcasing one interesting story per day about Teachers College in the news. Through Friday, July 26th.

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  • Jennifer Govan
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