Flag for July 4th

A rare flag, designed by George Washington early in January 1776 for his soldiers and sailors in the Boston area, is flown at Newport House B&B in Williamsburg. This flag was the earliest Stars and Stripes, about 18 months before Congress voted the present flag format. Williamsburg historian, John Millar, discovered the flag in 2012 engraved on a 1776 powder horn in a private collection.

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