One thing though the video doesn’t explore is the true origin of the flag. The film says that the origin of the US flag is not known; this is incorrect. It comes from the Revolutionary flag, the Grand Union Flag has historically been referred to as the “First National Flag”; although it has never had any official status. The ‘Grand Union Flag’ is a combination of the United Colonies Flag (13 stripes) and the Union Jack. During the war of independence, the Union Jack was replaced with 13 stars, and more stars added later.