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Posts Tagged: American flag

Two Icons: Old Glory and the Glorious Monarch

Two icons: the American flag, which represents our democracy, and the monarch butterfly, which is linked to a monarchy. The common name,

Two icons, the American flag and the monarch butterfly, are flying high today. The American flag, or "Old Glory," symbolizes our democracy. The 13 stripes represent the 13 colonies that declared--and won--independence from Great Britain. The 50 stars in...

Posted on Monday, May 29, 2017 at 4:27 PM

Happy Independence Day!

A newly eclosed female monarch butterfly, Danaus plexippus,  touches down on an American flag. Another star. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Today we celebrate the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day. History books tell us that on July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, declaring the 13 colonies a new nation and no longer part of the British...

Posted on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 9:30 AM
 
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