What Flag Is That 11.05.2022

Washington DC, formally known as The District of Columbia. It is located on the east bank of the Potomac River which forms its southwestern and southern border with the U.S. state of Virginia, and shares a land border with the U.S. state of Maryland on its remaining sides. The city was named for George Washington, the first president of the United States and a Founding Father, and the federal district is named after Columbia, a female personification of the nation.

The original coat of arms for Washington DC. Lady justice placing a wreath on The Statue of Freedom. The Latin on the bottom translates as “Justice for All.”
The modified and current coat of arms. Lady Justice is placing a wreath on the statue of George Washington. The Statue of Freedom now sits on the top of the Capital Building.

Washington DC has a population greater than Vermont and Wyoming. It has a mayor and three non-voting members of congress. It has three electoral votes in the presidential election. It is one of the most visited cities in the country with over 20 million tourists each year.

The famous Denise’s Nieces Trip.
You certainly meet ‘interesting’ people when visiting Washington DC.
Washington DC has always been resilient. Even during the Civil War President Abraham Lincoln insisted work on the capital dome continue.

Since the 1880s there has been discussion about making it a state. In 2021, the House of Representative passed a referendum in approval of making it a state. In 2020 residents and businesses in DC paid more federal income taxes than 19 states. The unofficial motto of Washington DC is “No taxation without representation.’

The 2009 State Quarter minted by the US Government.

The flag of Washington, D.C., consists of three red stars above two red bars on a white background. It is an armorial banner based on the design of the coat of arms granted to George Washington‘s great-great-great-grandfather, Lawrence Washington of Sulgrave Manor, Northamptonshire, England in 1592. This coat of arms was used privately by the president in his home at Mount Vernon. In heraldry, the stars are called mullets and the coat of arms is blazoned (a technical term used in heraldry to describe what is seen on a flag or coat of arms) as argent two bars gules, in chief three mullets of the second.

If Washington DC were to become a state: Getting ready: a 51 star Flag from our friends at Flags For Good (flagsforgood.com)
Should Washington DC be a state? It has my vote.

One response to “What Flag Is That 11.05.2022”

  1. deniseflanders@icloud.com Avatar

    Good one



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