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On July 4, 1776, we claimed our independence from Britain and Democracy was born. Every day thousands leave their homeland to come to the "land of the free and the home of the brave" so they can begin their American Dream.

Happy Birthday, America!

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The beautiful American Flag is an art of it's own

Betty Ross made the first american flag. The flag was created as a symbol for the United States. The flag was sewn in 1776 by Ms. Ross.

The "Betsy Ross" flag. The Flag Resolution did not specify the arrangement of the stars nor the specific proportions of the flag. So many 13-star flags were used, as seen from the next several pictures.

Cowpens Flag. According to some sources, this flag was first used in 1777. It was used by the Third Maryland Regiment. There was no official pattern for how the stars were to be arranged. The flag was carried at the Battle of Cowpens, which took place on January 17, 1781, in South Carolina. The actual flag from that battle hangs in the Maryland State House.

For more information on the American Flag go to http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flagpics.html

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Comment by SIN on July 4, 2010 at 10:27am
I googled this stuff, but I think it is interesting to know a little history on America's Birthday!
Have fun! I hope I never take my freedom for granted.

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