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On June 14 every year, we celebrate the adoption of the American flag's current design. In 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which outlined a design with 13 stars in white on blue to match the 13 stripes in red and white. The nation and the flag have grown since then, but the flag continues to serve as a symbol of many qualities that Americans hold dear. You can learn more about the different symbols on the flag or the etiquette for its flying.

Coincidentally, June 14 was the same day that settlers in California declared their independence and started flying the Bear flag, which served as inspiration for California's official state flag when it entered the Union. Sharpen your trivia skills by matching each state to its flag.

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