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The American Flag

- When you see the American flag, what is the first thing that pops into your head. Is it a war. A relative. A political leader. What. For me, I usually think of the Star Spangled Banner. I grew up on a military base in Germany. If the flag were being raised or lowered, you would see soldiers, and even civilians, standing at attention, saluting the flag. In a parade, as the flag was being carried in front by one of the brigades, everyone held his or her hand over his or her heart as the flag passed that person....   [tags: Patriotism America Flag]

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The American Flag, By Luci Tapahonso

- You are here because of what happened to your great-grandmother long ago. With one sentence, Luci Tapahonso explains beautifully the historical generational trauma Native Americans have had to endure and are still enduring today. Luci Tapahonso, in her two poems, "The American Flag" and "In 1864," links Dine history to contemporary Native realities, and in doing so, provides intergenerational hope and instruction. In 1864 she tells a story within a story, at moments the poem is hard to read because of the horrific actions they were taken against the Navajo people during their forced removal of their homelands to In 1864, 8,354 Navajos were forced to walk three hundred m...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Desecration Of The American Flag

- Abstract I will be discussing the issue of desecration of the American Flag. Within this paper you will find my stance on this issue. You will also understand why this issue is so near and dear to me. This paper will focus on how the American Flag is a symbol for those who have fought for us, never made it home and the freedom we are granted from it. This paper will also have a focus on a Supreme Court case of Texas v. Johnson and the ruling and findings in this case. In this paper you will understand how I think the desecration of the American Flag should be protected under the Bill of Rights....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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Ethnography of the American Flag

- ... Alongside the leader of the ceremony there are thirteen helpers representing the thirteen colonies. They come up to the flag in order of the colonies creation and cut off a stripe of the flag, representing the removal of their colony. The helper then places their stripe into an incinerator. This continues until all the pieces are in the incinerator and the fire is lit. While the participants of the ceremony watch the flag burn the ceremony leader says “Nothing is really ended until it is forgotten....   [tags: disposal, ritual, symbol]

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American Flag: Our World

- The American flag represents different thing to each person, but what does the American actually mean. The flag could mean whatever one wants it to mean. For some the flag might be meaningless and might not symbolize anything, although for other the flag means everything. In addition the flag represents pride of their country to some people. For me, the American flag represents freedom of the people and my country. It represents the will of people for giving as well as democracy. For starters, usually when children are little they tend to just see the American flag as a piece of cloth with three different colors and stars....   [tags: national symbols]

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A Miniature American Flag

- I stepped foot into an ordinary-sized building, well-known for their logo: a miniature American flag with the exception of having blue stripes instead of the fifty stars and red stripes instead of the thirteen stripes. The scent of the dollar bills caught my attention as cash was withdrawn from the ATM at the corner nearest from the entrance. Muffled voices traveled to my ears: voices of genial, helpful attendants. There was another muffled voice, but it was monotonous; when I looked up, it was a TV, with a man simply delivering the news....   [tags: Money, Currency, High school, Dollar]

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The American Flag

- The American Flag After July 4th, 1776, the people of the colonies felt the need of a national flag to symbolize their new spirit of unity and independence. On the afternoon of June 14th,1777, Congress passed a resolution that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes. Alternate the red and white, that the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field.” The stars in our flag represent the fifty states. No one star represents any particular state. The stripes in the flag stand for the thirteen original colonies....   [tags: Papers]

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The American Flag

- First I would like to include some information about our american flag and how it came about. In the British colonies of North America before the Revolution, each of the 13 colonies had its flag. On Jan. 2, 1776, the first flag of the United States was raised at Cambridge, Mass., by George Washington. Known as the Grand Union flag, it consisted of 13 stripes, alternate red and white, with a blue canton bearing the crosses of St. George and St. Andrew. Congress, on June 14, 1777, enacted a resolution “that the Flag of the United States be 13 stripes alternate red and white, that the Union be 13 stars white in a blue field representing a new constellation.” On Jan....   [tags: Informative Essay]

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A Theory Of The American Flag Over Fort Sumter

- These feelings of hatred were complicated. They could directed at certain rebels, but not the everyday southerners they encountered along the road. In the same letter in which he confessed his hatred for the Confederate army, Winchester told his brother about how much he enjoyed Savannah and discussed in poetic detail his love affair with the “sweetest Southern girl.” A theory of the war developed based on the free soil ideology which made compatible the undying hatred of the rebels and amiable relations towards Southerners at the cessation of hostilities....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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Legendary Betsy Ross and the American Flag

- Legendary Betsy Ross and the American Flag The American flag has long been a symbol of our country, but there have been certain doubts about its origin. No one really knows who sewed the American flag. The legend of Betsy Ross has been told many times, but some people look upon it as a myth, saying Betsy Ross never even existed. Betsy Ross was indeed a real person who lived in the 1700's, but no one can prove she actually sewed the American Flag. Betsy Ross did not have an extremely interesting childhood....   [tags: American America History]

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