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Carrying the stripes of liberty

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Cub Scout James Baker is almost dwarfed by the U.S. flag he carries during a Loomis Boy Scout Troop 12 function at Veterans Memorial Hall. According to the website usflag.org, the Flag Act of 1818 provided for 13 stripes and one star for each state, to be added to the flag on the 4th of July following the admission of each new state. Hawaii was admitted to the union in August 1959.