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  • Symbolism Of The Flag
    950 words
    The United States Flag is the third oldest of the National Standards of the world; older than the Union Jack of Britain or the Tricolor of France. The flag was first authorized by Congress June 14, 1777. This date is now observed as Flag Day throughout America. The flag was first flown from Fort Stan wix, on the site of the present city of Rome, New York, on August 3, 1777. It was first under fire for three days later in the Battle of Oriskany, August 6, 1777. It was first decreed that there sho...
  • Flag For Canada The Canadian Government
    479 words
    A Flag for Canada The Canadian Government defines a flag as "a symbol to identify people belonging to a group". Canada has been a country for many years but has always lacked one thing. Up until 1965, we did not have our own official flag. The first thoughts of Canada adopting its own flag started in 1925. A Privacy Council committee looked at the possibilities but their work was never completed. This meant that the Red Ensign and the Union Jack would continue to represent Canada. In 1946 a comm...
  • Patriotism And Loyalty To Our Nation
    1,017 words
    The Pledge Of Allegiance The Pledge of Allegiance was written in 1892 by a man named Francis Bellamy for a children's magazine called The Youth's Companion. Mr. Bellamy wanted the flag to fly above every school in America so that children would feel pride and love for their country when reciting the words to the Pledge of Allegiance. That was before the recent September 11, 2001 attacks. The Pledge of Allegiance is a solemn oath of allegiance or fidelity to the U.S. I pledge allegiance, has alwa...
  • Current Australian Flag
    844 words
    SHOULD THE AUSTRALIAN FLAG BE CHANGED? The Australian flag was chosen in 1901, when a competition was held to design our country's flag. The guidelines of this competition included that the Union Jack and Southern Cross should appear on the flag. However, I believe that in the year 2001, the Australian flag needs to be changed. During the course of this essay, I will show that the Australian flag does not represent all Australians, in particular, Aboriginal Australians and that the symbols on ou...
  • American Flag Desecration
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    We live in a culture where people are supposed to be able to express their thoughts and opinions without the fear of punishment. Since our society is developing more individualistic values as time passes, there is a prominent need for people to be able to convey their opinions otherwise our nation would not be able to keep developing into the prevalent country it has become. Throughout society there is a need for social acceptance and conformity. But one can always be seen resisting cultural nor...
  • Our Dear Nation's Flag
    416 words
    The first amendment says it's all right to express one's opinions as long as that opinion doesn't do any harm to others. Flag Burning, as the Supreme Court declared it, is protected underneath the first amendment whether you or I like it or not. That is a fact. If the majority believes it's unjust to this country then I suppose that they come up with a new amendment to declare flag burning unconstitutional. Until they do that, then flag burning will remain legal. I am not saying that burning our...

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