I always fly this flag in front of my house for the annual Valley Village Homeowners Association July 4th Parade.
A number of people ask about it. It is the Grand Union Flag and was the young nation’s first official colors. It came into existence in 1775 upon authorization of the Second Continental Congress and flew over Independence Hall at the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The stars and stripes version created by Betsy Ross was not authorized until June 1777.