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The flag of the United States of America contains thirteen alternating horizontal stripes of equal width, of which seven are red in color and six are white. In the upper-left corner is a blue rectangle, on which are drawn fifty white five-pointed stars. Since 1777 when it was first adopted officially, live usa flag wallpaper has undergone several revisions to reach its current design.

Although the flag was adopted officially in 1777, at that time there was no meaning attached to the colors. live usa flag wallpaper. However, the same colors were used in designing the Seal of the United States of America in 1782, having specific meaning. In the words of Charles Thompson, secretary to the Continental Congress: “The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valor, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice”.

waving american flag is a symbol of national unity and pride for the country. live usa flag wallpaper. The fifty stars represent the fifty states comprising the present-day United States of America. For the symbolism of colors, see the corresponding section above. Unless the flag has been so designed, it should be flown only in good weather. live usa flag wallpaper. The flag must be well lit at all times, either by sunlight or artificial light sources. When displayed in a group of flags, the USA flag must be at the center and at the highest point.

We all know that the 50 stars on the waving american flag represent the 50 states and that the stripes represent the original 13 colonies. We also know that Betsy Ross made the first flag. But did you know that George Washington commissioned her to make it after a few other men or that Washington first drew on a piece of parchment what they wanted? Betsy Ross wasn’t thrilled to take on this responsibility, and her initial response was, “I don’t know, but I can try.” Here are more facts that you probably did not know about the stars, the stripes, the colors, the folds, and the meaning behind it all. Throughout history, the number of stars on the flag has changed. We also have other national flag image ready for you as lwp.

As each state joined the United States of America, another star was added. On July 4, 1960, Hawaii was the final star that completed the waving american flag that we know today. The shape of the star chosen to represent each state was a unique decision. Prior to the end of the 18th century, six, seven, and eight pointed stars were more commonplace than the five-pointed star. Some speculate that the five-pointed star was chosen to further separate the United States from Europe. Another theory is that Betsy Ross came up with the five-pointed star because it was easier to do with one snip of the scissors than a six-pointed star. No one knows for sure, but the five-pointed star was a unique decision that allows our flag to be that much more special to Americans.

The 13 stripes on each waving american flag are always seven red and six white. Prior to 1916, there was no consistency about whether the flag had six or seven red stripes. No one knows for sure if there was a reason that seven red stripes were chosen, although some may wonder if it had anything to do with keeping the edges of the flag clean since white shows dirt more easily than red. Not a very patriotic reason, but a very logical answer. The colors on the flag were deliberately chosen to represent a theme that our founding fathers felt was important to the building of our nation. Red stands for courage, hardiness, and bloodshed. Courage because our country is based on the courage of separating from what we once knew, courage of starting over, courage of fighting for our freedom.

Hardiness because our founding fathers believed our country will outlast the land that we came from. And finally, blood shed to honor all those who lost their life for our freedom and our country. White stands for purity and vigilance, purity because our country is independent and is not corrupted by any other country. Vigilance because our country needs to be alert and careful in the choices we make. Blue stands for justice and perseverance, justice because it is the basis of our country, and perseverance because although our nation is young, we will stand strong against all opposition.

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