MOMENTS IN FLAG HISTORY
The Flag of the United States is a symbol of freedom and patriotism. Though the design of the Flag has been portrayed differently, the stars and stripes have been a constant companion throughout America’s lifetime.
The Flag of the United States often flies most prominently during times of national crisis and mourning. Since our struggle during the Revolutionary War, the Flag has served as a symbol of unity which has galvanized an injured nation during times of conflict, such as the War of 1812, the First and Second World Wars, and the Civil Rights Movement. The Flag also worked as a symbol of union during periods of tragedy such as during 9/11.
We have also seen the Flag as a rallying cry during periods of national celebration. The moon landing in 1969 was among America’s greatest accomplishments, and one of the most famous images of that event is of the Flag of the United States being planted on the moon’s rocky surface.
Today, the Flag still carries its weight as a symbol of unity and freedom. Only time will tell what future events will become moments in Flag history.