The national flag of United States of America, referred to as the American flag is a source of pride, patriotism and inspiration for the citizens and fosters a sense of strength and unity among the people of the nation.
A peek into the past of the iconic symbol of America shows that:
|Facts about American Flag|
|The first unofficial national flag was known as the Continental Colours and was hoisted on Jan 1st, 1776.|
|The first official flag was approved and adopted by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1777. Today America celebrates this day as the Flag Day.|
|The American Flag was born after a series of modifications made to it over the period of years.|
The American Flag carries the message of national independence, individual liberty and idealism to the entire world. The American Flag consists of 13 horizontal red and white stripes alternating each other, with a blue rectangle on the top corner of the hoisting side enclosing 50 stars. The stars and stripes of the flag are symbolic as follows:
|Stars and stripes of the flag are symbolic|
|The original 13 colonies in Georgia are represented by the 13 stripes.|
|The 50 stars stand for the 50 states of the Union|
|The colour Red is symbolic of Hardiness and Valour|
|The colour White is symbolic Purity and Innocence.|
|Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice are symbolised by the colour Blue.|
The symbolism of the Flag was interpreted by Washington: "We take the stars from Heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity representing Liberty."
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