Weekend Open Thread | 2021.07.03

The 4th of July!

Good morning! Am hoping to get a few commits this weekend, which would be nice. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful Fourth of July. If I were smart, I’d change the graphics to STP to reflect the ol’ red, white, and blue, but am afraid I would not be able to put things back. This is both sad and true.

A bit of history? I had never heard of the Serapis flag.

This flag was thrown in 1779 in the Battle of Flamborough Head with U.S. Navy Captain John Paul Jones as he captured the Serapis and was flown from that ship. Benjamin Franklin had described the flag and so this flag is also known as the Franklin Flag

It is with pleasure that we acquaint your excellency that the flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen stripes, alternately red, white, and blue; a small square in the upper angle, next the flagstaff, is a blue field, with thirteen white stars, denoting a new constellation.


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