Happy Flag Day!

Today, we celebrate the strands of our history that made us red, white, and blue, Betsy Ross’s iconic work: Old Glory. Today is Flag Day. As it abundantly obvious, we at Code for America are big fans. (Just look at the logo.) Our flag was designed to illustrate how we came together as different states and different peoples into one nation, and as a symbol I’ve found that powerful. But I thought today — over 200 years later — it would be important that we remember the Supreme Court’s wise note, “A person gets from a symbol the meaning he puts into it.” It is our flag:

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