The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States of America. The 13 stripes represent the 13 British colonies that declared independence from the kingdom of Great Britain. The 13 British colonies became the first states in the United States.
Nicknames for the flag include the “Stars and Stripes”, “Old Glory”, and the “Star-Spangled Banner.” The colors in the flag are white, red, and blue. White signifies purity and innocence. Red signifies hardiness and valor. Blue signifies vigilance, perseverance, and justice. On this 4th of July, let us remember to salute the American flag.