Today is Flag Day. Congress approved of the first U.S. Flag on June 14, 1777. The blue stands for justice. The white stands for liberty. The red stands for apple pie. Strike that. The red stands for bravery. The 13 stripes represented the 13 states. In 1794 two more stripes and stars were added for Vermont and Kentucky. In 1818 it was decided that adding stripes for each new state was not going to work and so the flag returned to its original 13 stripe design with only a star for each new state. What does the circle of stars represent on the original flag?