The American Flag: Revolutionary physically and metaphorically
The American flag is not only a symbol of our nation and held at the highest respect, it represents the history of our country as the United States and signifies what America stands for. Its underlying symbolization is dignity, freedom and honor for our country. It was physically created after the Revolutionary War when American split from England permanently in 1777. This was the first attempt at establishing our independence as a country and solidifying our nation as a whole; a revolutionary milestone for the colonists.
The modern American Flag: 50 stars represent the fifty states while the 13 red and white stripes represent the original 13 colonies. The rows of the stars and rows of the red and white stripes compliment each other as your eyes move across the flag. The white and red colors compliment each other as well as the blue and red because they are close in complimentary colors.
Looking back on the history of America, the flag marks the end of the revolution and the "revolutionary" separation from England as America became a country of its own. The flag provided an actual visual representation as American became the United States when the 13 colonies came together as one. The history is continued through the flag as stars were added to represent the states emerging and combining for one cause. Our flag unites us as one and will forever carry the freedom of our nation.