My garden is celebrating the fourth of July Independence Day by showing the colors of the American flag.
I’ve never stopped to think of why these particular colors were chosen for our flag, so I looked it up. For those of you who also wondered what the meaning was, here’s the description from USFlag.org:
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 of the Continental Congress, reporting to Congress on the Seal, stated:
“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, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”