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Carlton Happenings

Although the July Fourth celebrations have passed, many of us put out the American flag every day, weather permitting. The earliest version of the flag flew in 1776, but it wasn’t until 1777 that the Continental Congress passed the Flag Act, which unified the U.S. under a banner of 13 alternating red and white stripes: one for each of the 13 colonies and 13 stars to represent each state. There is also a color code for the flag. Each color represents an American ideal — red for valor, white for liberty and blue for justice. Flags that have become tattered and faded should be decommissioned with...

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