Seeing the Breton flags in today's TDF stage makes me wonder if there is a connection between their regional flag and our American flag. I realize that the original few American flags had the stars in a circular pattern, but what is now the American flag bears a clear resemblance to the Breton flag, aside from the obvious color difference.
I don't recall from my grade school social studies classes, but is there a connection between the two? Does it have anything to do with paying some homage to the Frenchies help in our Revolutionary War?
Yes, I'm sure I could have googled this, but then I wouldn't be giving you all an opportunity to look really smart.