Posts by John Hartvigsen

A Star for Every State

A Star for Every State

The fifty stars symbolize the fifty states in the Union.  The thirteen stripes symbolize the original thirteen colonies.  American’s know...

Division of the Stars and Stripes

Division of the Stars and Stripes

When the U.S. Southern States announced their secession from the Federal Union, some urged the new President, Abraham Lincoln, to...

Healing Field: Honoring Sacrifices

Healing Field: Honoring Sacrifices

What does a flag mean?  Why is it important?  The questions are simple, the answers are not.  As with many...