Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Flag Day!

For more than 200 years our AMERICAN FLAG has been a symbol of our Nation's Strenght and integrity and unity. It has been an inspiration to all of our citizens. It has been a blanket to immigrants who came to our country early on.

I wish the immigrants of today thought more of it than they do.

This flag represents to me what our forefathers hoped this country would become and would always be!

Designed and sewn by Betsey Ross in accordance with the wishes of the first Continential Congress....Thirteen stripes of alternating Red and White with thirteen Stars representing the thirteen original colonies nestled on Blue.

Many resolutions of congress over the years has allowed for the additional "states" each represented by the Stars.

Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.


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