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What Do the Stars, Stripes, and Colors of the American Flag Mean?
The Flag of the United States is blowing in the breeze
Sometimes it is called, “ Old Glory,”
Or the “Stars and Stripes”
The colors are Red, White, and Blue
And each color means something
Red means courage – Are we brave?
White means purity - Are we pure and good?
Blue means justice – Do we play fair?
Why stars and stripes?
Stars are considered a symbol of the heavens and the
Divined goal to which man has aspired from the beginning of time.
The Stripes are symbolic of the rays of light emanating from the sun.
The Stars represent the 50 states.
Did You Know..
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a federal agency that is made up of both civilian and military personnel, and is a branch of the U.S. Army. The branch is responsible for maintaining dams and other civil engineering projects. Its history can be traced back to the beginning of the United States itself.
The USACE now has projects in 90 countries and has completed over 4,400 projects in Iraq alone, following the First Gulf War in 1991. The corps operates 609 dams and 257 navigation lock chambers. The corps also provided relief aid to victims of Hurricane Andrew in 1992 and Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The corps is managed by a chief of engineers.
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"The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. Everything that it stands for was written by their lives. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history." ~ Woodrow Wilson