The US Flag is made of fifty white stars on a blue background and thirteen red or white stripes. The fifty stars stand for the fifty states in the United States of America. The thirteen stripes stand for the original thirteen states of the country.
A man named Francis Scott Key was very inspired by the flag. He saw it flying over a battle during the American Revolution. Americans fought to be free of the British during this war. Key wrote a poem about seeing the flag. “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the national anthem of the United States in 1931. People sing it before sports games and other events.
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Do you say the Pledge of Allegiance at your school? What does the pledge mean to you?
What other US symbols have you read about? What do they stand for?
Where do you see the US flag? How do people honor the flag?
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