On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress formally adopted the US Flag during the middle of the Revolutionary War; describing the emblem that would come to represent the United States from that day forward.
Colonial troops had previously fought under many different banners with various symbols—rattlesnakes, trees, eagles—and slogans—”Don’t Tread on Me,” “Liberty or Death,” and “Conquer or Die.”
On June 14th, 1777, the Continental Congress made the following statement: “The flag of the United States shall be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white, with a union of thirteen stars of white on a blue field.”
Since then, there have been 27 different variations of the US Flag as more states were added to the Union.
The current version dates back to July 4th, 1960, when Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States.
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100% KENNEDY: ‘Pretty Please, With Sugar on Top, Stand Your A** Up for the National Anthem!’
Senator John Kennedy launched his re-election bid this week; promoting his new webpage while asking Americans “pretty please, stand your ass up for the national anthem!”
“My campaign people would beat me around the head if I didn’t ask folks to go to my website. I put up some cool new pictures… Pretty please, with sugar on top, stand your ass up for the National Anthem!”
“I promise I will always be your voice during the good times and the bad. Come hell or high water, your values will be my values. I will never be silent when the radical nut jobs tell me to sit down and shut up. Today, I announced I’m running for re-election to the U.S. Senate,” said Kenney in a video posted on Twitter.
“I will always refuse to be beaten. You can write that down and take it home to mama,” he added.
I promise I will always be your voice during the good times and the bad.
Come hell or high water, your values will be my values. I will never be silent when the radical nut jobs tell me to sit down and shut up.
Today, I announced I’m running for re-election to the U.S. Senate. pic.twitter.com/Mo9WV7XYAZ
— John Neely Kennedy (@JohnKennedyLA) June 1, 2021
“I will not let you down — I’d rather drink weed killer,” he added.
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CUBAN CAVES: Billionaire Mark Says National Anthem Will Resume at Mavericks Games This Week
After a fierce backlash on social media from NBA fans, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban confirmed Wednesday that the National Anthem will be played before future games at his home stadium in Dallas, Texas.
“The Dallas Mavericks will again play the national anthem before home games, a day after team owner Mark Cuban confirmed to The Washington Post that they had not played the anthem this season at his direction,” reports the Washington Post.
“With NBA teams now in process of welcoming fans back into their arenas, all teams will play the national anthem in keeping with longstanding league policy,” NBA Chief Communications Officer Mike Bass said in the statement released Wednesday afternoon.
The Dallas Mavericks will resume playing the national anthem before games https://t.co/QoQhdcsDej
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) February 10, 2021
“We respect and always have respected the passion people have for the anthem and our country,” Cuban said. “I have always stood for the anthem with the hand over my heart – no matter where I hear it played. But we also hear the voices of those who do not feel the anthem represents them. We feel they also need to be respected and heard because they have not been heard.”
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.