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"Oh Say Can You See" Contest

Our CPL History post on October 25 talks about our grand opening celebration and the flag raising ceremony with the Canton Veterans of Foreign Wars so here's a contest question for you based on the American flag. Be the first to post the correct answer to this question in the comment of this post, along with a link to the CPL database where you found the answer and win a prize.

Here's the question: On what date was the stars and stripes pattern adopted as the official flag and by whom?

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aaossey
Tue, 2010-10-26 10:38
Not sure if you meant the 50 stars or the first stars..... "The current form of the American flag, with its thirteen red and white stripes, blue field, and fifty white stars, has an evolutionary history. On 14 June 1777, the CONTINENTAL CONGRESS passed the first Flag Act, which reads, "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." The overall flag size, proportions, and arrangements of the stars and stripes were not fixed until President William Taft's administration in 1912. For one hundred and thirty-five years, the flag had no prescribed appearance, and many variations were designed and sewn." Found in the "History Virtual Collection" http://0-go.galegroup.com.catalog.cantonpl.org/ps/retrieve.do?sgHitCountType=None&sort=RELEVANCE&inPS=true&prodId=GVRL.HisGVRL&userGroupName=lom_cantonpl&tabID=T003&searchId=R2&resultListType=RESULT_LIST&contentSegment=&searchType=BasicSearchForm&currentPosition=2&contentSet=GALE|CX3401801529&&docId=GALE|CX3401801529&docType=GALE&role=
goldenl
Tue, 2010-10-26 12:10
aaossey-- you are correct! We will contact you with instructions on how to claim your prize. Thanks for participating in our contest.