The original Betsy Ross flag was designed with the stars in a circle to symbolize equality between the original 13 colonies--equality that we were not receiving from the Crown. The flag was a symbol of strength and unity, as well as rebellion against the tyrannical King George and the Kingdom of Great Britain. This is our favorite flag design, and one that should not be forgotten. If we are going to preserve any flag, let's preserve the Betsy Ross. Adopted as the Official flag on June 14th, 1777!