FLAGS

US Flag

Flag of the United States

The national flag of the United States, often referred to as the American flag or the US flag, consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton referred to as the union and bearing fifty small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows, where rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternate with rows of five stars. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 US states, and the 13 stripes represent the thirteen British colonies that declared independence from Great Britain, which they went on to secure by their victory in the American Revolutionary War.


US Army Flag

US Army Flag

The flag of the United States Army displays a blue replica of the War Office Seal set on a white field. Beneath the seal is a broad scarlet scroll bearing the inscription in white letters, "United States Army". Beneath the scroll, in blue Arabic numerals, is "1775", the year in which the Continental Army was created with the appointment of General George Washington as General of the Army. All of this is on a white background.

US Army

US Navy Flag

US Navy Flag

The flag of the United States Navy consists of the seal of the US Department of the Navy in the center, above a yellow scroll inscribed "United States Navy" in dark blue letters, against a dark blue background. The flag was officially authorized by President Dwight D. Eisenhower on 24 April 1959 and was formally introduced to the public on 30 April 1959 at a ceremony at Naval Support Facility Carderock in Maryland.

US Navy

US Air Force Flag

US Air Force Flag

The flag of the United States Air Force was introduced in 1951 and consists of the US Air Force's crest and shield, which itself comprises 13 white stars and the Department of the Air Force's coat of arms on a field of blue. The 13 stars represent the 13 original British American colonies. The crest includes the North American bald eagle, the cloud formation depicts the creation of a new firmament and the wreath incorporates the colors of the basic shield design.

US Air Force

US Marine Corps Flag

US Marine Corps Flag

The flag of the United States Marine Corps (also known as the standard or battle color) is the flag used to represent the US Marine Corps, as well as its subsidiary units and formations. The official flag is scarlet with the Corps emblem in gray and gold. It was adopted on 18 January 1939, although Marine Corps Order 4 had established scarlet and gold as the official colors of the Corps as early as 1925.

US Marine Corps

US Coast Guard Flag

US Coast Guard Flag

The flag of the United States Coast Guard is white with a dark blue Great Seal of the United States; the shield on the eagle's breast has a blue chief over vertical red and white stripes. Inscribed above the eagle is "United States Coast Guard"; below the eagle is the Coast Guard motto, "Semper Paratus" ("Always Ready"), and beneath that in Arabic numerals is "1790" (the year in which the US Revenue Cutter Service was founded). All inscriptions on the flag are in dark blue typeface.

US Coast Guard

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