I remember a time when the American Flag represented freedom. It went to places where no man had ever been, when American astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin and Michael Collins from Apollo 11 landed on the moon. It was astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon that proudly placed the American Flag on the moon, where no human had ever walked. The date was July 20, 1969 and John F. Kennedy was president of the United States. There was a big celebration going on in America. I remember time stopped when astronaut Neil Armstrong placed the American Flag. At that moment every little girl and boy realized that they could reach for higher dreams. America was united. Seeing that flag on the moon symbolized America had reached its goal. That day America’s astronauts proved their bravery, perseverance and white, purity to land where no man had gone before.
So every time, you see that flag, remember, it’s been to the moon!
The colors of the American Flag represent:
“The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & bravery, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice.”