Red Boiling Springs American Flag Contest Winners


By Nathaniel Charron

When I look at the American flag it looks very colorful and bright. It has the colors red, white and blue. It also has 50 white stars that stand for each state that is in the United States. There are 13 strips on the flag that are red and white. The strips stand for the first 13 colonies of America. The color red stands for all the blood and lose of life to make America what it is today. The color blue stands for freedom that all Americans enjoy, we are able to have this because of the soldiers that fought and gave their lives. The flag shows that all the states are united and stand by each other. When I look at the flag it makes me really happy for our freedom. It also makes me sad for all the soldiers that died and were not able to come home and enjoy what they fought to protect. The flag reminds me that when we need to America will come together and stand united. The flag stands for opportunity, we have the opportunity to make our dreams come true. When I look at the flag I realize how lucky I am to live in this free country. I am really thankful for all the people that gave their lives and that risk their live. Old Glory really means alot to me when I look at it.

By Bailey Massengille

Today, I’m going to tell you about the American flag. The American flag is the most important flag there is. The American flag has 13 stripes, the first stripe is red and the next is white and it alternates for a total of 13 stripes with the last one also being red. The flag also has 50 stars, and the stars represent the 50 states in America. The flag has three nicknames, the nicknames are Old Glory, Star Spangled Banner and America the Beautiful. The American flag is made up of three colors red, white, and blue. The red represents hardiness and valor, the white represents purity and innocence and the blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. The flag represents freedom, justice and liberty. When the American flag is flown from a staff it should be flown higher than any other flag. Also if it was in a parade it should be the first in line. The American flag should never be used for anything other than representing our nation. The American flag has a certain way that it should be folded. When the flag is being folded it looks like a hat and the stars are on the outside. The American flag should never touch the ground. An American flag should never be thrown away. You should always stand for the flag when it being honored, this shows respect for this nation. This is several facts about the American flag.

By Josie Green

The American Flag has been a huge part of history. The first American flag was made on July 14, 1777. The American Flag has a couple of nicknames. It also has 13 stripes and 50 stars. Each color has its own meaning.

Some nicknames for the flag is “Old Glory” also the Star Spangled Banner. There are meanings of the symbols and colors of the flag. The red on the flag stands for hardness and valor. The blue stands for signifies vigilance perseverance and justice. The white stands for signifies purity and innocence. The stars on the flag stand for all fifty states. The 13 stripes stand for the first 13 colonies.

The flag represents us the United States of America. It stands for liberty and freedom and that’s what our country is based on. Any time the pledge of allegiance is said you must stand up and put your hand on your heart. The American Flag is the most important flag of all. If the American Flag is in a parade it should be in front of all of the other flags.

The American Flag hasn’t always had 50 stars. When it was first made it only had 13 stars for the 13 colonies. Over time it has developed 50 stars.

There are certain things you should know never do with the flag. Like make clothes out of it. Never let it touch the ground. Don’t throughout a flag it shows disrespect to the U.S.A.

The flag means to me freedom. It also reminds me of all the people who died trying to make this country free.


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