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The American Flag, The Symbol of Our Nation Throughout Its History
The American Flag The Symbol of Our Nation Throughout Its History Author:Thomas Parrish In the turbulent months the followed the Declaration of Independence in 1776,one of the tasks of the new American government was to create a flag for the young nation.A flag,the tradition of national pride,would rally the people behind their leaders and anounce their claim to the country,just as conquerors,explorers,mountain climbers,and even as... more »tronauts over the centuries,have raised their nations flags over newly won territory. Now,as battles were fought, borders expanded,land changed hands, each development was reflectedin the design of the flag.
Thomas Parish traces the history of the American flag,telling about the many different banners that have flown over American soil and American soldiers since the arrival of the first European explorers. He shows how the flag has evolved from ancestral designs,the red cross of St. George,the white cross of St. Andrew, through its myriad forms to its present stars and stripes.Included are the official Flag Code, which governs use of the flag,and a section on useful and interesting flag terms.« less