Friday, July 30, 2010
History of the US Flag
The first US Flag was created on June 14, 1776 by Betsy Ross, a seamstress and flag maker from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. George Washington passed the first Flag Act stating that the new, free nation needed a national flag with thirteen, alternating red and white stripes and thirteen, white stars amidst a blue field. The circle of thirteen, white stars represented unity of the 13 colonies and a “new constellation.” The shape and design of the American Flag has changed over time as new states have been added to the nation and as leaders requested the change of the flag. Eventually, the flag had developed and established its official design consisting of thirteen, alternating red and white stripes and 50, white stars representing the 50 states of America sitting amidst a blue field.
The colors of the American Flag hold significant meaning as well, representing the patriotism and spiritual qualities of the citizens of America. Red stripes radiate the fearless courage and integrity of the American men who fought for the freedom of our country. The white stripes stand for liberty and equality for all people. Today, each white star represents one of the 50, sovereign states in the greatest, constitutional republic in the world. The blue field sitting behind the white stars represents the blue heaven of loyalty and faith in America. Red, white and blue are now our nation’s patriotic colors and our country is recognized by these brilliant and meaningful colors.
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