The Flag of the United States

For the proud citizens of the United States, the American flag is a symbol of liberty and sacrifice. This national emblem is typically in cloth versions but it can actually be anything that the observer recognizes. To illustrate this, we can say that a Christmas tree that would be embellished with red, white and blue decorations can be regarded as an American flag. This simply means that it can be made out of any material or object for as long as it depicts the symbols of the United States flag.

There have been tragic events in the past that has affected the American citizens such as the September 11 bombing and other appalling events but this has resurrected the patriotism within the country. Almost everyone wants to display the flag in front of their own homes, office buildings and a lot more. This is a sign of being united and showing courage and hope that they will rise as a nation once again.

It is believed that Betsy Ross was the one who sewed the first American flag. But a lot of people claimed that too many details and extraordinary events were overlooked and the truth behind the real person who made the flag was not clear. One example is that there were colonies that adopted different flag versions that represent new American beliefs. The “Don’t Tread on Me” is one version that has read and white stripes that shows a snake across it. The one used by George Washington is a popular option. It connotes the meaning of unification of colonies and it’s quite the same as the British Emblem. However, the loyalists thought that this was a symbol of defeat but they were mistaken.

Ever since it was raised last July 4, 1776 – it has been an inspiration and paved the way to the birth of a new nation. It served as an image to recall the adversity of our forefathers experienced just to achieve freedom. The Star Spangled banner was composed by Francis Scott Key as the national anthem and its symbol also marked the history of the United States.

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