Grand Old Flag
In 1861, the Civil War began, it was a time of unfair ruling and slavery. Many people believe that we should still have slavery. Freedom is a wonderful thing. We have the power to do whatever we want.(unless the law doesn't want you to) When attacks happen, our country might fall for a little while but, doesn't back down, or break, it flies higher and it knows how to prepare better and gives us more reasons to fight and excel in strength of our country. Some American say the red in the flag stands for blood shed on the battlefield for our freedom. The blue for the sorrow and gloom for lives lost in battle. The 13 white and red stripes which represents the 13 original colonies.The first American flag represented the 13 colonies, with its 13 stars and 13 stripes. Today, the American flag has 50 white stars, which represents the 50 states of America.Our flag stands for freedom because of the many lives that had to be lost throughout history for us to be the nation we are today. The American flag stands for pride because of the many American soldiers men and women who lost their lives for us.