History of Old Glory, and Fun Facts about the American Flag

History of Old Glory, and Fun Facts about the American Flag

“Old Glory” has been one of the world’s most enduring icons, overflowing with symbolism and meaning. Throughout the history of the American flag, a similar design was apparent, consisting of thirteen horizontal red stripes, alternating with white, and a blue rectangular “Union” in the top left hand corner bearing fifty white, five-pointed stars. The flag has undergone a fascinating evolution over the centuries, through political conflict, governmental upheavals and war. The stars represent the 50 states of America.  The stripes signify the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The colors are also symbolic.  The … Read More