Flag of USA

National (U.S.) American Flag

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

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.

The Star Spangled Banner

The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Stars are a symbol of the heavens and the goals to which humankind aspires; stripes are symbolic of rays of light from the sun. Thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that declared independence from England; fifty stars symbolize the current 50 United States. White signifies purity and innocence, red signifies valor and bravery; and blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice.

Also known as Old GloryThe Star Spangled Banner, or simply The Stars and Stripes - the U.S. flag has a colorful history and has undergone many changes since the first official flag of 1777. See all 50 state flags.

National (U.S.)

Images

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

American flag and patriotic pooch

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

American red, white, and blue

The star spangled banner (U.S. flag); photo by Wouter de Bruijn on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike). All 50 U.S. state flags.

The star spangled banner (flag of the United States of America)

Videos

National Constitution Center "The History of the U.S. Flag"