Day: May 16, 2024

Patriotic FlagsPatriotic Flags

The American flag has become more than just a symbol. It represents the ideas that this country was founded and built on, ideas we all share. It reunited the country after the Civil War, defended the Allied forces at Iwo Jima and Porkchop Hill in World War II, comforted families of those lost in Afghanistan, Kuwait and Baghdad. It covers the caskets of soldiers killed in battle. It flies over the United States Capitol, the White House, and the graves of former Presidents. It re-enforces our sense of community when we come together, and it is with pride that the American flag stands for America and her people.Source :https://ultimateflags.com/collections/patriotic/

Patriotic Passion: The Significance of Patriotic Flags

The flag consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars. The thirteen red and white stripes represent the original 13 colonies that rebelled against the British Crown to become the first states of the Union. The color red symbolizes hardiness and valor, white stands for purity and innocence, and blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. When the flag is flown, it should always be displayed with the union uppermost. When the flag is worn, it should be draped over the left shoulder or arm, if the wearer is male, or on the right breast, if the wearer is female. The flag should never be used for advertising purposes or embroidered on pillows, handkerchiefs or napkins and should never be flown upside down, except to indicate distress or extreme danger.