What Do the Stripes on the Flag Mean?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 26, 2020 9:47:56 AM ET
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The stripes that are present on the flag of the United States are representative of the original 13 colonies that existed in the U.S. The red stripes represent the hardiness and valor that was used to get the U.S. to where it is. The white stripes represent the innocence and purity that exists in the country.

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