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Friday, July 01, 2005

Happy Independence Day!

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I borrowed the following info about our flag here:
On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress passed a resolution authorizing a committeee to decise a seal for the United States of America. This mission, designed to reflect the Founding Father's 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.
Even colors have specific meanings. 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.

Charles Thompson, Secretary if the Continental Congress, reporting to Congress the Seal, stated;
The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United Stated of America. White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valor and blue, the color of the chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perserverance & justice."

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.