The Stars and Stripes is having a birthday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 3:49pm

EL PASO- A special birthday shout out today, it's Flag Day across America.

Our nation's birthday is celebrated on the Fourth of July, but on June 14th we celebrate Flag D or Flag Birthday and Old Glory is 229 years old.

First it was known as Grand Union in 1776, then it became the Betsy Ross in 1777, the Bennington again in 1777, the Start Spangled Banner in 1812 and finally Old Glory in 1818.

The Flag Day began as a celebration by school children in Wisconsin back in 1855, then the 108th Flag Day.


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