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Stars and stripes have colorful history

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Tomorrow is the Fourth of July and many people will be observing the holiday by displaying their U.S. flags as a true and valid display of patriotism.

Interestingly, the literal origin of the 'stars and stripes' dates back to June 14, 1977, when the symbolism became reality as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia.

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