June 14th is Flag Day, the 234th anniversary of the resolution John Adams introduced before Congress mandating a flag to represent the United States. (in 1777)
Most people know that the stars represent the states, and the stripes represent the thirteen original colonies.
Lesser known is the symbolism of the colors:
- red for hardiness and courage
- white for purity and innocence
- blue for vigilance, perseverance and justice
Our flag is the symbol of our nation's strength and unity. It's been a source of pride and inspiration for those who serve and have served our country, as well as for millions and millions of citizens.
When displaying the American Flag it should be lighted at all times and it should not touch the ground as it's being lowered.