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Guest column: On Flag Day, take time to reflect on banner's message

8:01 PM, Jun. 13, 2013
File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
File/Gannett Wisconsin Media
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"Resolved that the flag of the thirteen United States be Thirteen stripes alternate red and white: that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation."

With those words on June 14, 1777, John Adams and the Continental Congress authorized a new banner to symbolize a fledgling nation.

One hundred and eight years later, Bernard Cigrand - the youngest son of Luxembourg immigrants - perched a small flag on his desk at the front of a one-room schoolhouse in Waubeka, Wis., and asked his students to write an essay on what the U.S. flag meant to them. The next year, ...

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