Today is Chinese New Year.
Anniversary of the Battle of the Alamo lasting from February 23 - March 6, 1836. Although unlikely the flag was flown during the battle, it became used by Texians revolting against the Mexican dictator Santa Anna and fighting for the restoration of the liberal Mexican Constitution of 1824. The Mexican Army was finally defeated at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836 thus forming the Republic of Texas.
Anniversary of the Battle of Concord of April 19, 1775 marking the beginning of the American Revolution. This flag was carried during the battle marking the historic "shot heard round the world." The latin motto translates to "Win or Die." The flag was possibly used as early as 1720.
Don't Give Up The Ship Flag
"Don't Give Up the Ship" - the dying command of Captain James Lawrence on June 1, 1813 aboard USS Chesapeake during the Battle of Boston Harbor during the War of 1812. Citizens from watched from shore and spectating yachts were warned to back off during and the USS Chesapeake engaged in battle with . Ironically James ignored commands not to engage, made through a series of tactical mistakes, and was killed in action. His crew immediately gave up the ship.
Holocaust Memorial Flag
Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. The 6 stripes represent the 6 million Jews killed during the holocaust and the 6 extermination camps used. The color of the stripes and star represent the uniforms worn by concentration camp inmates. The drop of blood represents those killed outside of concentration camps.
Join or Die Flag
Originally a political cartoon by Benjamin Franklin published in The Pennsylvania Gazette on May 9, 1754 commenting on the disunity of the Thirteen Colonies during the French and Indian War. Later used to encourage the colonies to unite for the cause of independence during the American Revolution.
Today is Juneteenth, commemorating the day enslaved people in Galveston, TX learned of their freedom two and a half years after the emancipation proclamation on June 19, 1865. The center star represents the lone star state of Texas. The surrounding Nova or "New Star" represents a new beginning for all. The horizontal arch represents a new horizon and beginning for black people. Red representing the blood shed on the ground by African American slaves.