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“Resolved, that the Flag of the thirteen United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the Union be thirteen stars, white on a blue field, representing a new constellation.” With those words, the Second Continental Congress—which included six Yale alumni at the time—established the Stars and Stripes as the nation's flag on June 14, 1777.

Filed under Beinecke Plaza, Hewitt Quadrangle, Ledyard Flagstaff, flags, Flag Day
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