Throughout history, the U.S. flag has traveled to all eight planets, comets, asteroids, and billions of miles beyond Pluto! Let’s salute the flag today. The U.S. flag represents the freedom of the United States. It is a national flag. More fascinating flag facts –
- The fifty stars on the flag represent the fifty states of the United States of America
- The thirteen stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain, and became the first states in the U.S.
- Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and the Star-Spangled Banner
- The flag of the United States has seven red stripes and six white stripes
- The design of the flag has been modified officially twenty-six times since 1777
- The U.S. flag is depicted on postage stamps
Homeschoolers: Sketch/color an illustration. List three facts on the U.S. flag. Write about the U.S. flag. Theme: freedom. Read the story called Three Billy Goats Gruff. Explain how the goats felt about their newfound freedom.