Old Glory is the epitome of American History. The flag stands for freedom, awesomeness, and exceptionally regal bald eagles. Since it first flew in Boston under the direction of George Washington in 1776, the American flag has undergone several changes. As the country developed, the flag evolved to accommodate the growing number of states and our collective values. Today it is a symbol of hope to the entire world and a reminder of the incredible resolve and sacrifice our country is capable of.