USA Flag

USA Flag

Flag of the United States of America - Description of the USA Flag

As the above picture of the USA Flag indicates the overall background is 13 equal horizontal stripes of red alternating with white stripes and in the upper hoist-side corner (canton) there is a blue rectangle bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars

The 50 stars represent the 50 states of the USA - Pictures, Quiz and Game on the 50 State Flags

The 13 stripes on the USA flag represent the 13 original colonies (known as Old Glory)

The red stripes are situated at the top and bottom of the USA Flag

The stars on the USA flag are arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of stars - six stars are displayed on the top and bottom rows - the rows of six stars alternate with rows of five stars

According to Ancient and Heraldic traditions much symbolism is associated with colors. The colors on the USA flag represent the following:

White - peace and honesty

Red - hardiness, bravery, strength & valour

Blue - vigilance, truth and loyalty, perseverance & justice

The basic style shown in the picture of the USA flag is described as Canton

All Flag pictures depict flags flying, from the viewer's point of view, from left to right

The shape and flag ratio of the USA flag is described as 1:2 ( length twice the height )

The upper left quarter of the flag is called the Canton and pictures the stars

The Meaning of the USA Flag - The USA flag represents the 50 states of USA and the 13 original colonies

The History of the United States of America and the dates when the States were admitted are detailed further below

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