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History of the "American Flag"
"On July 4, 1776, our nations Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committee to devise a seal for the United States of America.
This mission, designed to reflect the Founding Fathers' beliefs, values, and sovereignty of the new Nation, did not become a reality until June 20, 1782.
In heraldic devices, such as seals, each element has a specific meaning. Each color has a specific meaning. The colors red, white, and blue did not have meanings for The Stars and Stripes when it was adopted in 1777. However, the colors in the Great Seal did have specific meanings
Definition of the "Colors on the Flag"
"The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America;
White signifies purity and innocence
Red, hardiness & valour
Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."
"Stars & Stripes"
From a book that was related to flag history published in 1977 by the House of Representatives was meaning around the stars and stripes:
The star is a symbol of the heavens and the divine goal to which man has aspired from time immemorial;
the stripe is symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun."