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How many colors and stars does the American flag have?
History of the American flag
The American flag was officially born on June 14, 1777, also this year it became the national flag representing the independence and sovereignty of the United States.
How many colors does the American flag have?
How many colors does the American flag have, surely we can recognize the colors on the American flag with the naked eye? On the American flag, there are 3 colors: blue, white, and red, which have remained the same since its inception to this day.
The meaning of the 13 stripes and 50 stars on the American flag
For the American people, the national flag is an extremely meaningful symbol, associated with the process of forming and struggling to build the country.
The original American flag has 13 specific stripes including 7 red and 6 white lines, on the corner of the flag, there are a total of 13 white stars prominently printed on a blue background corresponding to 13 states in the United States. Later, the American flag changed to 13 stripes and 50 stars representing the 50 states, for each state merged into the United States, a new star is attached to the flag.
Meaning of the colors of the American flag
For each country, the design of the national flag, as well as the color of the national flag, has a symbolic meaning for the national spirit, so is the US. Each color on the American flag has a distinct meaning, specifically:
Blue: Belief in God in heaven with justice, loyalty.
Red Shows enthusiasm, courage.
White: Symbolizes hope in a pure and pure life
Mandatory days to fly the American flag
New Year's Day January 1st: At the beginning of this new year, Americans usually do not eat but drink instead. They can sit together in pubs or gather around the house in front of the screen to raise a glass, watching the clock count down to the moment of a transition period between the previous year and the current year
January 15 – Martin Luther King Birthday: This is the birthday of the famous Pastor King. He is a human rights activist in the US and has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to fight for equal rights for black people in America.
July 4 – Independence Day: This is a great national day, a holiday to commemorate the Declaration of Independence signed in 1776. During the holiday, there will be parades, outdoor festivals with lots of fun. many American flags, and many public ceremonies.
The first Monday of September – Labor Day: Labor Day, aims to honor the contributions of workers to the country. People will have a day off and fly the American flag to commemorate.
2nd Monday of October – Columbus: Christopher Columbus is considered the discoverer of the Americas and paved the way for the migrations of Europeans to the Americas. That is why this is considered a big day in the United States.
11/11 – Veterans Day: Honoring surviving veterans returning from wars such as World War 1, 2, China War, Vietnam, Iraq, etc. And of course, It is impossible to miss the American flag today.
Thursday, 4th November - Thanksgiving: A day to pay respect to God and people often go to church to pray for all the good things God will continue to bring. On this day, Americans will get up very early to go to church and then prepare a big roast turkey party for the family to gather and reunite.
Notes to remember regarding the national flag within the US territory
Do not let the flag touch the ground: Must show respect because this is the flag of the United States, absolutely do not let the flag touch the ground. Remember that all parts of the flag will be supported by the hand in the case of lowering the flag.
Do not draw on the flag: No matter what meaningful message you want to convey, it is absolutely impossible to show it right on the flag that America cherishes. The American flag is inherently colorful, textured, and meaningful with 50 white stars on a blue background and 13 black and white stripes, remember that.
Do not step on the flag: Under any circumstances, never step on the flag of the United States. And the consequences will be extremely serious if you trample on the pride of an entire nation that has gone through a long history of formation and development.
Do not use decoration on the ceiling: This is a very important thing to keep in mind when living or preparing to settle in the US. The national flag of an entire nation cannot be used to decorate the ceiling.
Do not embroider, print, or draw flags on items such as blankets and pillows: No one has the right to detract from the sacred image and meaning of the American flag, because the American flag is associated with the history of its formation and development of the United States. If you are a Vietnamese living, working, or studying in this country, it is absolutely forbidden to print, embroider, or draw flags on items that you use every day such as blankets and pillows.
As the American flag is associated with the history of formation and development of the United States, so no one has the right to degrade this sacred and meaningful image. If you are living in the US, absolutely do not print, embroider or draw flags on items that you use every day such as blankets and pillows.
Some interesting facts about the US flag
Designed by a High School Student: Designed in 1958 by a 17-year-old high school student, Robert G. Heft lives in Lancaster, Ohio. President Dwight D. Eisenhower chose this design out of 1,500 designs.
Flag Maintenance: The flag must be destroyed respectfully if it can no longer be used or repaired, for example by burning. If it gets dirty or if it hits the ground and gets dirty it will probably be washed and dry cleaned.
American flag sleep-wake schedule: According to federal law, the American flag needs to be flown from dawn to dusk. In addition, it can be hung for 24 hours as long as it has "appropriate lighting".
Places to fly the flag around the clock will be specified by the President and the law, such as the White House, Memorial, US customs port, etc.
There are 5 American flags standing on the Moon: In fact, 5 of the 6 US flags that the Apollo missions planted on the Moon still stand despite both extreme temperatures and conditions. A flag fell when Apollo 11 took off, blowing strong winds, according to Buzz Aldrin. The first flag was planted on Apollo 11 in 1969, followed by the Apollo 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17 missions all flying the American flag on the Moon.
On the occasion of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, buyers of American flags spiked: On September 11, 2001, after the terrorist events happened, Walmart supermarket chain sold 20 times more American flags than a year earlier. 115,000 leaves.
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