Wars and Meanings

March 2007
Military History;Mar2007, Vol. 24 Issue 1, p27
The article deals with the significance of the American flag. It cites that the meaning of the flag did not accrue overnight when the Continental Congress decided on June 14, 1777 that the U.S. should have a flag designed with stars and stripes. Individual acts and common events including wars in the nation constituted the meaning of the flag. The American flag may carry both good and bad associations based on international perspective.


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