The United States flag is a symbol of freedom. When it billows in the breeze, it reminds everyone of its symbolism. In addition to its historical significance, Old Glory whispers stories of the sacrifices made to defend the country. Additionally, it represents national unity and patriotism.
It is time for Americans to proclaim they will no longer tolerate congress members and MAGA fanatics hijacking the United States flag. Furthermore, it is time for each person to reclaim the flag and feel proud to fly The Red, White, and Blue once again. As a result, The Lincoln Project launched a campaign encouraging people to think about what The Stars and Stripes mean to them.
Additionally, the Lincoln Project suggests reclaiming the United States flag and using #TakeBackTheFlag on social media and a personal statement defending Old Glory.
US Flag Facts
The United States flag symbolizes freedom and liberty, to which Americans recite the pledge of allegiance.
It is known by different names: The Stars and Stripes; The Red, White, and Blue; Old Glory; or The Star-Spangled Banner. Moreover, this symbol has evolved since the Continental Congress approved it on June 14, 1777.
John Harrington for USA Today explained there were 27 versions of the American flag. Congress first described it in its resolution. Thirteen stars and 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the colonies that declared independence from Great Britain. Each star is white on a blue field representing a new constellation.
Written by Cathy Milne-Ware
USA Today: The Stars and Stripes: Here are the 27 different US flags and their histories; by John Harrington
The American Legion: The Pledge of Allegiance
USA.gov: The American Flag
First Inset Image by Joseph Chan Courtesy of Unsplash
Second Image by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mat Murch Courtesy of Flickr – Public Domain License