The Grand Union Flag
The Grand Union 1775: Also known as the Continental flag, it
is the first true U.S. Flag. It combined the British King's Colours and the
thirteen stripes signifying Colonial unity.
George Washington liked this design so well that he chose it to be
flown to celebrate the formation of the Continental Army on New Years
Day, 1776. On that day the Grand Union Flag was proudly raised on
Prospect Hill in Somerville, near his headquarters at
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