Thursday, June 14, 2007

Stars and Stripes Forever

On this day 230 years ago, one of the most striking and unique flags in the world, most commonly known as the Stars and Stripes was adopted by the United States. Originally it had 13 stars but they have since grown in number to 50, each representing one of the states. The 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies that rebelled against the crown and became the Union.

Throughout the years it has become the most recognised symbol of the U.S. both as a nation state, government, and set of policies, but also as an ideology and set of ideals. It is a symbol of those who do more than anyone to protect this world against tyranny, terrorism and oppression, a symbol of a fearless people who will stop at nothing to bring freedom, liberty and justice to all.

I salute the flag, on this- Flag Day.

Information Source: Sith Apologist

2 comments:

sith apologist said...

hmmm ... I wonder what I'll txt the Colonel about next :-)

Civilian Overseer said...

"who will stop at nothing to bring freedom, liberty and justice to all." Weither they want it or not. God Bless