The FLAG of Your Nation,or State? What Symbols Are There? What Is Their Meaning?

I would like to be told of the symbolism on the FLAG of the nation where you were born, if it is different from the United States? What symbols are there on the flag of your native land, other than the U.S.A.? Can you explain the meaning of each and every symbol? Do you know the symbolism that adorns the flag of your native land, if it is of another country, or nation? Can you (1) NAME the symbol(s) and then (2) EXPLAIN what the symbol(s) mean?

The symbolic meaning of the flag of the United States is that the white stripes are meant to signify purity and innocence. As a child, I thought it stood for the bandages applied to the wounds of fighting men who were wounded in battle.

I thought the red stripes signified the blood that was spilt in the battles, as others say that the red signifies their valor and bravery. The blue behind the field of stars, it is said, signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. That I could not guess.

Furthermore, there are seven red and six white stripes, thirteen. The original thirteen states, no doubt. Why more red than white? Taken together, I thought, when young, those colors were derived from the blood and bandages of casulties in the Revolution.

I thought that the stars stood one for each state in the union, starting with the thirteen for the first states. I wonder if each star in each row, up or down, placed the states. Which star would, for instance, represent Indiana? It probably hinges on the order of becoming an official state in the union. I wondered if there was that higher degree of order.

Why stars and stripes? Stars, I have read, are considered a symbol of the heavens and some ultimate striving, or aspirations. Who had thought of the original concept? Was anything borrowed from the British flag at that time? Did Betsy Ross influence the design, or did she consult? I do not know that story. It is said that the stripes are symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun.

Why do the stars have five points?

How could the stars be arranged if Puerto Rico should become a state, a nation/notion of fifty-one states? And so on, with any new states coming from territories wanting statehood? I have a hunch that somebody has already worked out that problem and stands at the ready to come forth.

Now, Your Homeland Flag!

I would be interested to have you write a “Comment” and attach it at the end, describing the symbolic nature of that flag you used to live under?

Also, does the Vatican have a flag? The United Nations? Islam? Why did the Nazis choose the “Haken-Kreuz”, a symbol reversed from that of a native American Indians’ symbol? What’s that story?

Please, readers, educate us. Every word we speak is a symbolic performance. We are awash in symbols. Imagination is the manipulation of symbols. Creativity is the “free” manipulation of symbols. “Thinking”, I define, is unspoken symbolic action.

Remember, in the beginning, the word was God, and God was a word. The “creation” was a totally symbolic construct. There is nothing more symbolic than language and paralanguage.

I believe the “FLAG Symbols” exercise ought to be very interesting. I will be surprised if a get more than one comment on this point.

One interesting symbol is the Stanford University mascot, the color “cardinal”, on a special red-only flag. I have never seen an explanation. Have you?

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