The national symbols are very special for a country. Every country has its own national symbols that reflect its culture, history, heritage, and government and more. These symbols help unite the people of the country by reminding and connecting them with the values and culture of their nation.
The national symbols of the United States (U.S):
- National Flag: It has fifty stars that represent fifty states; thirteen stripes, which are in red and white and represent thirteen colonies that became the first states of the Union.
- National Bird: Bald Eagle is the national bird of the U.S. It is a large brown bird with a white head, pointed beak, and sharp claws. It is both the national bird and national animal of the U.S.
- National Flower: Rose is the national flower of the United States. It became the national flower in 1986 when the then President Ronald Reagan’s signed a resolution.
- National Tree:Oak (Quercus) was officially declared as the national tree of the United States in late 2004 when the then President signed the bill passed by the Congress.
- National Emblem: Great Seal of the USA is the national emblem of the United States.
- National Motto: “In God, We Trust” was adopted as the motto of the United States in 1952 by a joint resolution of the Congress. It was printed on the paper currency, a one-dollar note, in 1957.
- National Sport: Baseball is the national sport of the United States. It is also known as the national pastime of the country. This game is a part of the culture of Americans.
- National Monument: “Statue of Liberty” is the nationalmonument of the United States. It is gifted by France in 1886 to remember 100 years of independence of the United States. It is located in New York Harbor. A broken chain lying in the feet of this statue expresses the value of liberty and torch in the hand symbolizes enlightenment, whereas a tablet in other hand symbolizes law.
- Symbol of Freedom: Liberty Bell is the symbol of freedom of the United States. It is made of copper and tin and weighs around 2000 pounds.
- Symbol of Government: Uncle Sam is the symbol of the government of the United States. He is an old, bearded man wearing a top hat and clothes which resemble the national flag.
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