Flag Names




 
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Boots
 
October 14th, 2004  
Cadet_Shelton
 

Topic: Flag Names


Most pople know what "the stars and stripes" refers to, or the "union jack"; heck I bet some people even know what "the stars and bars" was. But what are the names of other lesser known flags?
October 14th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
Exactly which lesser known flags are you talking about?
October 15th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I'll go for any flag. It would be quite interesting to find out what nicknames people use for their nation's flag.
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Boots
October 15th, 2004  
Darkmb101
 
The Confederate flag was known as the "cross".
October 18th, 2004  
Cadet_Shelton
 
And the stars and bars
October 18th, 2004  
SFC
 

Topic: Old Glory


This famous name was coined by Captain William Driver, a shipmaster of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1831. As he was leaving on one of his many voyages aboard the brig CHARLES DOGGETT - and this one would climax with the rescue of the mutineers of the BOUNTY - some friends presented him with a beautiful flag of twenty four stars. As the banner opened to the ocean breeze for the first time, he exclaimed "Old Glory!"
He retired to Nashville in 1837, taking his treasured flag from his sea days with him. By the time the Civil War erupted, most everyone in and around Nashville recognized Captain Driver's "Old Glory." When Tennesee seceded from the Union, Rebels were determined to destroy his flag, but repeated searches revealed no trace of the hated banner.

Then on February 25th, 1862, Union forces captured Nashville and raised the American flag over the capital. It was a rather small ensign and immediately folks began asking Captain Driver if "Old Glory" still existed. Happy to have soldiers with him this time, Captain Driver went home and began ripping at the seams of his bedcover. As the stitches holding the quilt-top to the batting unraveled, the onlookers peered inside and saw the 24-starred original "Old Glory"!

http://www.usflag.org/old.glory.story.html
October 19th, 2004  
The Other Guy
 
 
cool.
October 20th, 2004  
Bootboy82
 
are there any other flags that have an official name and/or nickname?
October 20th, 2004  
dougal
 
 
Rep of Ireland.

Green White and Orange AKA tricolour.

Green to repersent republican catholics
Orange to repersent Union prodestants
And the white in the centre to symbolise peace.