The 13 stripes on an American flag represent the original 13 states. The white color of the stripes represents purity and innocence, while the red stands for hardiness and valor. The stripes are a symbol of the light ray... More »

According to a Texas A&M University website, the Mexican flag stands for Mexican values and historical tradition. The three colors of the flag were the colors of the Army of the Three Guarantees, which fought for indepen... More »

In 1989, the United States Supreme Court ruled that burning or desecrating a flag was a protected expression, and therefore legal, under the First Amendment. As of 2015, that ruling stands, but flag desecration hasn't al... More »

The 13 stripes on the American flag represent the original 13 colonies, and the 50 stars represent the number of states in the Union. Originally, both were meant to represent American states, but since 1818, the number o... More »

The American flag is important because the stars stand for the states of the United States, and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 colonies that came together to oppose the British. The American flag is a statement... More »

When an American flag is no longer in a fit condition to serve as a symbol, the generally approved method of disposal is cremation. Usually, the flag is prepared in some way and then burned completely in a dignified cere... More »

The American flag is typically referred to simply as "the American flag;" however, it was originally named "the Stars and Stripes" when first approved in 1777. The flag initially had 13 stars and 13 stripes to represent ... More »