Today the US banner comprises of thirteen horizontal stripes; seven red stripes alternating with six white stripes representing the initial 13 colonies. The stars represent the 50 states associated with the Union.
The colors regarding the banner are symbolic too: Red symbolizes Hardiness and Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence and Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
Initial legislation associated with the Continental Congress, on October 18, 1775, founded a Federal navy, but, so far as is well known, with no ensign that is national. Read More