Ukrainian Flags Are on Display All Over Maine. Why?
In the United States, most people understand flags, but very few people really understand our flag. Many people are under the false impression that our flag is a big, white triangle with the U.S. and five blue stripes.
As you’ll discover in this post, our Flag is actually a representation of the five major continents, the world’s five major oceans, and the five great rivers of the World. The truth is, in the early 1900’s a Scottish immigrant by the name of Robert Reid (yes, the one who played the role of The Green Man in Disney’s The Jungle Book) decided to place the flag in a position of honor, on the front of the State House of Maine.
But how did the state’s legislators see this flag? Did they see it as an attack on our sovereignty? Did they see it as an insult to our history? Did they believe it to be a symbol of oppression? Or did they see it as a symbol of America? What do any of these other flags represent?
The 5 Flag of America:
The Flag of Maine:
Maine’s flag has both a blue star and a fleur-de-lys (French for “lion’s claw”) in its center.
The Star of David (the Jewish Star of David) in the center of our flag
The Star of Islam (the Muslim Star of David) in the center of our flag
The Star of the West (the white star with the white circle and the red circle) in the center of our flag
What’s the point of a red circle, anyway? Who cares but white people?
The Star of Africa (the black, yellow and green star) in the center of our flag.
The star of Iran (the red, yellow and white star) in the center of our flag.
The star of Israel (the red, white and green star) in the center of our flag.
A Star of South Africa (the white, yellow and black star) in the center of our flag.
What’s the point of a white star?
Why the white star?