In commemoration of flag day this year, i hope you'll share your thoughts and images of what the flag means to you spread the word and help us fill up the mosaic dana allen-greil is the new media project manager at the national museum of american history. What does the american flag mean to you by larryf on september 28, 2017 the american flag is a symbol not only of hardiness, valor, purity, innocence, vigilance, perseverance and justice it is a symbol of freedom. Celebrated a bit early this year, but during the flag day ceremony students talked about what the american flag means to them here are a few of their writings the flag means a lot to me, and my.
The american flag history the colors of the flag have meaning as well: red symbolizes hardiness and valor white symbolizes purity and innocence blue represents vigilance, perseverance and. The american flag is more than a piece of fabric this flag means freedom, honor, and bravery and red, white, and blue mean more than colors those three colors stand for freedom, making me proud. Meaning to it for every person whether it's just standing up in class everyday at school and saying the pledge of allegiance or if we really have respect for our countries flag when you say the pledge of allegiance, do you really mean what you say do you even think about the words that are. History of american flag for more than 200 years, the american flag has been the symbol of our nation's strength and unity it's been a source of pride and inspiration for millions of citizens.
'thin blue line': what does an american flag with a blue line mean one flag maker says the flag's use by white supremacists in charlottesville tarnishes what it and our nation believe in. The anthem and the flag are symbols, interpreted differently by people in fact, their meaning can change for the same people in different moments (as for the african american who sang the anthem. Orville chick miles, 85, of okeene, looks at the american flag and amid the stars and stripes sees the faces of two of his world war ii buddies bob boulware, 86, of oklahoma city, sees the red.
What the flag means to me the flag is not just important to me, but to many people the american flag became the us flag on june 14, 1777 in philadelphia when it was approved by the continental congress. Throughout elementary school i was taught that the american flag was the end all and be all of national deities i remember the crackly and warbled sounding filmstrips they would show us about the majesty of george washington and the miracle of betsey ross all that was benevolent was contained in. As i face the american flag with my right hand over my heart, i humbly and proudly recite the pledge of allegiance, while remembering over 200 years of strength and. The american flag, the 'star-spangled banner' is one of those things whose meaning to me has changed significantly over the course of my life once upon a time it meant being a winning nation, the best the world had ever seen in terms of righteousness, justice, freedom, and opportunity.
American flag parts a header (a strong fabric used to reinforce the grommets and strengthen the flag) b grommet (a reinforced hole in the header for mounting the flag, usually brass or another metal. The american flag means a bunch of things, such as freedom of religion, freedom to choose government leaders, and peace that's why the american flag is important to me i would like to say thank you to all of the veterans who have served in the us army. The american flag is, of course, a symbol, but a symbol of what the answers to these questions are at the heart of debates between supporters and opponents of laws outlawing burning or desecration of the american flag. Does the american flag represent the american people, the us government or does it have a symbolic meaning if the confederate flag is a symbol for racism isn't the us flag as well for what happened to the native americans.
The times asked readers, including our congressional delegation, to submit letters on what does the flag mean to you a number of you offered your insights feel free to offer. The american flag is one of the most important symbols of the united states for many, it symbolizes respect, honor, and freedom for others, the flag represents reflection, courage and sorrow the national air and space museum cares for a number of american flags in the smithsonian. Upside down flag flying the american flag upside down is an officially recognized signal of distress here is the relevant part of the us code of laws regarding how to fly the flag when in distress. Being an american does not mean that you go to baseball games and eat hot dogs, but to live your life out to the fullest, not just waving around a flag every day being an american is to help another, whether it be polish or chinese or afghan or muslim.
With all the controversy in society over the american flag this week, i have decided to base my weekly history article on a historically relevant topic. Marine - the american flag represents what i spent four years of my life doing, which is protecting that flag and our way of life it means home to me so protecting our flag means protecting my home. Tm steve mccreary presenting the speech 'what the american flag means to me presented on the universal city toastmasters club, universal city tx on july 28.
The american flag stands for pride because of the many american soldiers men and women who lost their lives for us lastly, our flag stands for justice because in the united states no matter what crime we do we have the right to a fair trial. Flag colors what do flag colors mean do you know which color is used most in flags and what the colours represent let us share some insight into the use and meaning of colors in world flags white is the colour most often used in flags (used in 177% o. The american flag and its flying rules the flag of the united states of america is a symbol of freedom and liberty to which americans pledge their allegiance by standing at attention, facing the flag with their right hand over the heart, and reciting. - the american flag represents different thing to each person, but what does the american actually mean the flag could mean whatever one wants it to mean for some the flag might be meaningless and might not symbolize anything, although for other the flag means everything.