American Flag
    USA Flag
    USA flag
    Nicknames The Stars and Stripes
    Old Glory
    The Star-Spangled Banner
    Red, White and Blue
    Adopted June 14, 1777
    (original version)
    July 4, 1960
    (current version)
    Proportion 10:19
    Designer Francis Hopkinson
    (original version)
    Robert G. Heft
    (current version)
    Flag day June 14
    Colors Red, White and Blue
    USA Flag
    The national flag of the United States of America consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing fifty white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.
    American Flag Colors - symbolism
    American Flag Colors - meaning
    Red: valor, hardiness and sacrifice
    White: purity, innocence and peace
    Blue: vigilance, perseverance and justice
    Stars: The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial. Fifty stars represent fifty states of the union
    Stripes: The stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent thirteen colonies that declared independence from Great Britain to form USA
    USA Flag Colors

    Red RGB: (178,34,52) Hex: #B22234
    White RGB: (255,255,255) Hex: #FFFFFF
    Blue RGB: (60,59,110) Hex: #3C3B6E
    USA Flag history


    USA Flag
    The Stars and Stripes originated as a result of a resolution adopted by the Marine Committee of the Second Continental Congress at Philadelphia on June 14, 1777. The resolution read, "Resolved, that the flag of the United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field representing a new constellation." The resolution gave no instruction as to how many points the stars should have, nor how the stars should be arranged on the blue union. Consequently, some flags had stars scattered on the blue field without any specific design, some arranged the stars in rows, and some in a circle.
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    American Flag information

    Francis Hopkinson of New Jersey, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was responsible for the stars in the U.S. flag. At the time that the flag resolution was adopted, Hopkinson was the Chairman of the Continental Navy Board's Middle Department. Hopkinson also helped design other devices for the Government including the Great Seal of the United States. The flag was first carried in battle at Brandywine, Pa., in September 1777. It first flew over foreign territory in early 1778, at Nassau, Bahama Islands, where Americans captured a fort from the British. Elizabeth Ross (better known as Betsy Ross) was commissioned by a congressional committee to sew the first official flag. She was responsible for changing the stars from being six-pointed to five-pointed, easier to make.
    USA Flag Image
    American Flag Image
    USA Flag Dimensions
    USA Flag Dimensions
    Width : 1.0
    Length: 1.9
    union width: 0.5385
    union length: 0.76
    union top to star: 0.054
    vertical space between stars: 0.054
    union left to star: 0.063
    horizontal space between stars: 0.063
    Diameter of each star: 0.0616
    Width of each stripe: 0.0769
    Flag of the Governor of California
    California Governor's Flag
    California State Flag History

    California Flag Image
    On June 14, 1846, a small band of settlers marched on the Mexican garrison at Sonoma and took the commandant, Mariano Vallejo, prisoner, They issued a proclamation which declared California to be a Republic independent of Mexico. This uprising became known as the Bear Flag Revolt after the hastily designed flag depicting a grizzly bear and a five pointed star over a red bar and the words "California Republic." The grizzly bear was a symbol of great strength while the lone star made reference to the lone Star of Texas. The flag only flew until July 9, 1846 when it was learned that Mexico and the United States were already at war. Soon after, the Bear Flag was replaced with the American flag. It was adopted as the State Flag by the State Legislature in 1911.

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