Good morning and Happy Flag Day, which commemorates the day in 1777 that the Stars and Stripes was first adopted. Here are some other flag facts:
- The current design is the 27th iteration of the flag and the longest-used design, since the US hasn’t added a new state since 1959 (plus the 51st star would mess up the symmetry).
- Despite what you may have learned in middle school, there’s no evidence Betsy Ross had any role in making the first flag.
- Last year, four senators introduced the All-American Flag Act to require the federal government to exclusively buy American flags made in the USA. As of 2017, the US imported 10 million American flags from abroad, 99.5% of which were made in China.