Meaning Of The Flag

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“Today’s school system, children are often taught to recite the pledge of allegiance and sing the star spangled banner” reporter, Taylor Hintz, explains. (Hintz) At the age they are taught this, their little inquiring minds want to know, “what are we saying every morning,” why are we singing this”, and maybe,“what is the meaning behind this?” The basic answer teachers usually give is the one that many adults know: “we pledge to our flag to show our gratitude and appreciation to our country, and how grateful we are to the soldiers who fight for our freedom.” The 50 stars represent the number of states, while the colors of the flag have meaning as well. “Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, white symbolizes Purity and Innocence, and blue represents
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