Friday, September 16, 2011
Meaning's for the U.S.A. Flag
"American Flag" redirects here. For the Arizona ghost town, see.America Flag, Ariz on
"Flag of Columbia" redirects here. For the flag of the South American country, see Flag of Colombia.The national flag of the U.S.A. (or the American flag) consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton (referred to specifically as the "union") bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the 50states and the 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies that rebelled against the British monarchy and became the first states in the Union.Nicknames for the flag include the "Stars and Stripes", "old glory," and "The Star-Spangled Banner"