Show me your flag
January 26, 2007 10:15pm CST
I was looking through old topics tonight and came across one that caused me to think. The question was about national anthems in different countries. ssh123 said he though I should upload an image of our flag. So now I wonder about how other countries flags look and are displayed. What is your flag, could you upload an image of it, and what does it stand for and mean to you. What do the colors of your flag stand for, or the symbols on it mean?
• United States
27 Jan 07
My country is USA. Our flag is red white and blue. The flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies, the stars represent the 50 states of the Union. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice. Here is some Flag Etiquette Only the President and Governors of the State can order flags on government buildings to be flown at half staff. When a flag is no longer serviceable or repairable, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, such as burning. It is acceptable to wash or dry clean an American flag when it is soiled or otherwise dirty. You do not have to destroy a flag that has touched the ground. If it becomes dirty, the flag should be cleaned. The Flag Code does not prohibit any individual from having the flag draped across a coffin. The deceased does not have to be a veteran to have the flag draped on their coffin.