The American Flag

The US Flag, is the official flag of the United States of America. This beacon of liberty and freedom has stretched generations for more than 200 years as the one true guiding light to all the people of the world. It is a symbol that many brave people have fought and died for and will continue to fight and die for. Our flag is known by many names, Old Glory, The Stars and Stripes, and The Star Spangled Banner just to name a few. But how did our flag come to exist?

On June 14, 1777, the 2nd Continental Congress passed the first Flag Act. It reads, "Resolved, That the flag of the United States be made of thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation."

Our flag has undergone many transformations since its first design but its meaning has never changed. The flag is still and always will be the visible and tangible symbol of our nation.

Today, the US Flag, is one of the most powerful and recognizable symbols on earth. It represents many things to many people but its most important representation is that of freedom. It symbolizes all that is good in the world through a belief in equal opportunity and religious tolerance.

The US Flag is also representative of liberty and American Exceptionalism. The flag does not represent any political party or philosophy.

Most people in the world have never known or will never know the kind of freedom and liberty that everyday Americans know and enjoy. Many Americans take this liberty for granted and can't even fathom that of a different life where freedom is constrained or even non-existent.

America is the first country in the history of the world where a government and its leaders were created to serve the people. In other cultures and societies throughout history and true to present day, citizens exist to serve their government or their leaders. This is the American Exception, we do not. This is liberty and freedom. This is what the American Flag represents to Americans and the people of the world.

Our country, The United States, exists because our founders put pen to paper and realized that our freedom comes from God and not a king, not a government nor any other person on this planet. Our freedom is a natural right derived from our Creator, God. The US Flag is the symbol of this right.

 

 
 
 

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