A Brief History on the United States Army Flag

The United States Army is a well-regarded and highly decorated branch of the nation’s military. Like the other four branches, the Army has its own flag and symbols steeped in tradition with a rich history that dates back hundreds of years.

Interesting Facts About the Flag

The U.S. Army flag contains the following imagery:

  • Consists of a white field with a blue symbol
  • The blue symbol is actually a replica of the War Office Seal
  • Beneath the seal is a red scarlet scroll
  • The scroll is inscribed with white letters  “United States Army”
  • Beneath the scroll is “1775” in blue Arabic numerals which denotes the Army’s establishment

Meaning Behind the Seal

The blue insignia of the War Office Seal depicts a Roman cuirass in the center which is symbolic of strength and defense. Additional weaponry that was commonly used by the Army at that time is also featured on the seal. Those weapons include:

  • Motor bombs
  • Cannon
  • Musket
  • Esponton
  • Sword

Also present on the insignia is a drum with drum sticks representing the Army’s role to protect and serve the people of its nation.

Seal of Approval

The U.S. Army flag was officially adopted by order of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower on June12, 1956. The flag was dedicated and unfurled to the general public on June 14, 1956, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, which ironically happens to be Flag Day.

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