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

Flag of the United States of America (also called "Old Glory" or "The Star Spangled Banner"); photo by Raul Luna on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution). All 50 state flags.

Flag of the United States of America - the star spangled banner

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