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Not far from where Betsy Ross is believed to have sewn the nation’s first flag, another historic banner eventually will be on display. George Washington’s flag is among thousands of objects waiting for a permanent home at the Museum of the American Revolution. The now fragile and faded silk standard has a plain blue field with 13 white, six-pointed stars. Saturday is Flag Day, marking the date in 1777 when Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes design credited to Ross.



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