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United States of America flag patch

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Size of this American flag patch: 6.5 x 4 cm (2.56 x 1.57 inch)

The flag of the USA consists of 13 alternating horizontal stripes of equal width. The first and last stripes on this flag are red, and in total there are six white strips and seven red ones. In the top left corner of the flag you'll find a dark blue rectangle with fifty white stars.

What does it mean?

The 50 stars: these represent the individual states that make up the nation. The unofficial meanings of the colors are as follows: the red color of the flag represents valor, the white color stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance.

The 13 stripes: these represent the 13 original colonies of the United States of America: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.

2 facts about this American flag patch:

1. Many other world's flags had the American flag as an exampe for their own flag.
2. Another names for the American flag are 'Old Glory' and 'the stars and stripes'. (source: worldflags101).

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