Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.
Today is Flag Day in the United States, commemorating the passing of the resolution (quoted above) on June 14, 1777 by the Second Continental Congress for the design of a marine ensign. The evolution of the United States flag (more at wikipedia or Federal Citizens Information Center) includes a bit of Tar Heel history, too: the Battle of Guilford Courthouse flag, flown on March 15th 1781 in Greensboro, N.C. that is now preserved in the collections of the North Carolina Museum of History.
Here at A View to Hugh, you can fly a virtual flag by clicking on this search of the online collection for photographs depicting the American flag represented in Hugh Morton photographs. After all, Flag Day is a memorable occasion.