The national flag of Pakistan was designed by Syed Amir-uddin Kedwaii and was
based on the original flag of the Muslim League. It was adopted by the
Constituent Assembly on August 11, 1947, just days before independence.
The flag is referred to in the national anthem as Parcham-e-Sitāra-o-Hilāl in Urdu (lit.
Flag of the Crescent and Star). The flag comprises a dark green field, representing
the Muslim majority of Pakistan, with a vertical white stripe in the hoist, representing
religious minorities. In the centre is a
white crescent moon and a white five-pointed star, which symbolize progress and
light respectively. The flag symbolizes Pakistan's commitment to Islam, the Islamic
world, and the rights of religious minorities. The flag is flown on several important
days of the year including Republic Day and Independence Day. The flag was
approved by Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of the nation. It is associated with the
flag used by the All-India Muslim League as an emblem of its aim of achieving an
independent Muslim state. Their flag was green, with a central white star and
crescent. At independence in 1947, a white stripe was added at the hoist to
represent the state's minorities. The green and white together stand for peace and
prosperity. The crescent symbolizes progress, and the star represents light and
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The flag of the United States consists of thirteen equal horizontal stripes of Red (top
and bottom) alternating with white, with a blue rectangle in the canton bearing fifty
small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top
and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars. The fifty stars on the flag represent the
fifty U.S. states and the thirteen stripes represent the original thirteen colonies that
rebelled against the British Crown and became the first states in the Union.
Nicknames for the flag include the Stars and Stripes, Old Glory, and The Star-
Spangled Banner (also the name of the national anthem).
Eric Hamlin said the flags were part of a world geography lesson plan at Carmody
Middle School and refused to take them down. The school's principal escorted Hamlin
out of class Wednesday morning after he refused to remove the flags of China and
The school district placed him on administrative leave for insubordination, citing a
Colorado law that makes it illegal to display foreign flags permanently in schools.
quot;Under state law, foreign flags can only be in the classroom because it's tied to the
curriculum. And the principal looked at the curriculum, talked to the teacher, and found
that there was really no curriculum coming up in the next few weeks that supported
those flags being in the classroom,quot; said Jeffco Public Schools spokeswoman Lynn
But Hamlin said although his curriculum may not speak specifically about those flags,
they are used as reference tools for world geography.
quot;It's much along the lines of a science teacher who puts up a map of the solar system.
They may not spend every day and every lesson talking about Mars, but they want the
students to see that and to see the patterns of the planets and the order, and the