Colors

National (U.S.) Colors

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American red, white, and blue

Sea of red, white, and blue; photo by Pieter TER KUILE on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Red, White, and Blue

The official national colors of the United States can be seen on the American flag; red, white, and blue. Although the colors did not have a specified meaning at the time the American flag was adopted, they were defined for the Great Seal of the United States in 1782:

Red is a symbol of valor and bravery.
White symbolizes purity and innocence.
Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

National (U.S.)

Images

United States flag; photo by Raul Luna on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution).

United States flag

American flag and patriotic pooch; photo by Randy Robertson on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

American flag and patriotic pooch

Patriotic red, white, and blueberry; photo by Jason Trommetter on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Red, white, and blueberry