Flag Day: Honoring The Stars and Stripes (41 images)

On June 14, 1777, Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes as the national flag of the United States. We commemorate Flag Day this year by highlighting memorable moments in the flag's history.
Updated: June 14, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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Three-month-old Natalissa Arambul looks at a U.S. flag as the USS John C. Stennis, a 1,092-foot-long aircraft carrier, pulls into itÕs homeport on July 10, 2009 at Naval Station Kitsap in Bremerton, WA. The carrier and it's 3,200 crewmembers arrived Friday after spending a six-month deployment in support of Middle East operations. She was born while her father, Petty Officer Third Class Gilbert Arambul was at sea. (UPI Photo/Jim Bryant)
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