Old Glory

Did you know that there is a famous American beauty for whom young Americans continue to fight and die despite her age of more than 200 years? She was born on June 14, 1777, two years into the Revolutionary War, and went to battle with the shoemakers, farmers, and tavern owners of the Continental Army as if she had been born for the experience. This was indeed the case.We are talking about Old Glory – also nicknamed the Stars and Stripes, that red, white, and blue beauty that for more than two centuries has marked our nation as a land of opportunity and freedom.
 
In 1777, the British flag which had been flying above colonial assembly halls for more than 100 years came down, just as England’s Old World concept of authoritarian rule by kings would fall a few years later to the new American ideals of self-government and individual responsibility.
 
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