Thank you to all the students and staff from Manzano Day School in Albuquerque, U.S. and to Piper from the 3rd grade for the winning design in the school’s competition. This is one of a few schools taking part from this country.
Piper says: We all wish for peace so no more war and suffering will happen again.
When Piper was creating the drawing, she was very interested in symbols for peace, particularly the dove and olive branch. She felt that these two things were very important to her picture so that her message could be understood even if someone could not understand English.
American Flag Meaning:
The 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies of the US: Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia. The 50 stars represent the individual states that make up the nation. Popular history states the red of the flag represents valor, white stands for liberty or purity and blue represents justice, loyalty and perseverance. These meanings are unofficial though.
Interesting American Flag Fact:
The American flag is often called “the stars and stripes” or “Old Glory.”