43 American Flag Quotes Every American Should Know

One of the most significant representations of the United States is the American flag.

American Flag stands for democracy, freedom, and nationalism.

On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress approved an official flag for the new U.S. nation, stipulating thirteen red and white stripes and thirteen stars on a blue field.

President Harry S. Truman later declared June 14 as Flag Day in 1949. The American flag‘s history mirrors the evolution and resilience of the country.

American Flag Quotes Every American Should Know

Its true origin remains a mystery, though some attribute its design to Congressman Francis Hopkinson and its creation to seamstress Betsy Ross.

A noteworthy flag dubbed “Old Glory” by owner William Driver, a Massachusetts sea captain, gained prominence.

This flag, measuring 10-by-17-foot, reputedly survived Civil War desecrations and later flew over the Tennessee Statehouse.

Housed in the National Museum of American History, it was exhibited in Tennessee in 2006.

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Let’s go through the top quotes about American Flag.

Top 10 American Flag Quotes


If you wave a flag, make it an American Flag. ~ Antonio Villaraigosa.


Burn my Flag and I will shoot you……..but I’ll shoot you with a lot of love, like a good American. ~ Johnny Cash.


I would rather be assassinated than see a single star removed from the American flag. ~ Abraham Lincoln.


The whole inspiration of our life as a nation flows out from the waving folds of this banner. ~ Unknown.


The American flag is the symbol of our freedom, national pride and history. ~ Mike Fitzpatrick.


The American flag represents all of us and all the values we hold sacred. ~ Adrian Cronauer.


I wear American flag all the time. It represents my freedom to speak about exactly what I want to, whenever I want to. ~ Kesha.


Our flag represents every American and it should not be hidden away as a result of property agreements. ~ Mike Fitzpatrick.


I don’t think you will meet anyone in Israel who will ever burn the American flag. ~ Rand Paul.


If you don’t want an American flag flying at your school, why do you live in the USA? ~ Ainsley Earhardt.

Famous American Flag Quotes


American soldiers in battle don’t fight for what some president says on T.V., they don’t fight for mom, apple pie, the American flag…they fight for one another. ~ Hal Moore.

One night I dreamed that I painted a large American flag, and the next morning I got up and I went out and bought the materials to begin it. ~ Jasper Johns.

There are those who wrap themselves in flags and blow the tinny trumpet of patriotism as a means of fooling the people. ~ George Galloway.


We cannot allow the American flag to be shot at anywhere on earth if we are to retain our respect and prestige. ~ Barry Goldwater.

I can remember standing in the middle of the field after the race and seeing the American flag raised and hearing ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ and all the people singing it. Then I walked off the field and just kind of enjoyed the feeling. ~ Elizabeth Robinson Schwartz.

Our flag is not just one of many political points of view. Rather, the flag is a symbol of our national unity. ~ Adrian Cronauer.


The American flag is the most recognized symbol of freedom and democracy in the world. ~ Virginia Foxx.

I savored my time on top of the podium by watching the American flag rise up out of the crowd as the anthem played, thinking about how every single second of training I’ve done was for this minute and how many people played a role in my achievement. ~ Hannah Kearney.

Best American Flag Quotes

I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. ~ Lance Armstrong.

Actually, if you could see close in my eyes, the American flag is waving in both of them and up my spine is growing this red, white and blue stripe. ~ Walt Disney.


I stand fearlessly for small dogs, the American Flag, motherhood and the Bible. That’s why people love me. ~ Art Linkletter.

With five chances on each hand and one unwavering aim, no boy, however poor, need despair. There is bread and success for every youth under the American flag who has energy and ability to seize his opportunity. ~ Orison Swett Marden.

We take the stars from heaven, the red from our mother country, separating it by white stripes, thus showing that we have separated from her, and the white stripes shall go down to posterity, representing our liberty. ~ George Washington.


On what rests the hope of the republic? One country, one language, one flag! ~ Alexander Henry.

The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation’s birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq’s battlefields. ~ Joe Barton.

Popular American Flag Quotes

The American flag is an enduring symbol of liberty, democracy, and justice. It is fitting that the House act to protect it as we approach our nation’s birthday, and as our men and women in uniform rally behind it in Iraq’s battlefields. ~ Joey Barton.

Standing as I do, with my hand upon this staff, and under the folds of the American flag, I ask you to stand by me so long as I stand by it. ~ Abraham Lincoln.


The American flag has not been planted on foreign soil to acquire more territory but for humanity’s sake. ~ William McKinley.

I don’t get all choked up about yellow ribbons and American flags. I consider them to be symbols and I leave symbols to the symbol minded. ~ George Carlin.

Then the American flag was saluted. In general, in the United States people always salute the American flag. ~ Friedrich Durrenmatt.

Powerful American Flag Quotes

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag. ~ Adrian Cronauer.

Sure I wave the American flag. Do you know a better flag to wave? Sure I love my country with all her faults. I’m not ashamed of that, never have been, never will be. ~ John Wayne.


There’s one beneficial effect of going to Moscow. You come home waving the American flag with all your might. ~ Mary Tyler Moore.

Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag. If they do, there must be consequences, perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail. ~ Donald Trump.

The American flag, Old Glory, standing tall and flying free over American soil for 228 years is the symbol of our beloved country. It is recognized from near and afar, and many lives have been lost defending it. ~ Jeff Miller.

Profound American Flag Quotes

Together, we will have one great American future. Our potential is unlimited. We will be one people, under one God, saluting one American flag. ~ Donald Trump.


I just bought a Jeep painted like an American flag. No one better question how patriotic I am. ~ Blake Anderson.

It is the will of the American people that we have a right to protect our flag and this can only be accomplished by passing a Constitutional amendment. ~ Adrian Cronauer.

Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it. ~ Unknown.

As long as I live, I will never forget that day 21 years ago when I raised my hand and took the oath of citizenship. Do you know how proud I was? I was so proud that I walked around with an American flag around my shoulders all day long. ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger.

I used to look like an American flag. The Padre uniform makes me look like a taco. Actually, the transition has been great. I’ve made 25 new friends, and I never thought I wanted to be anything other than a Dodger, but this is fun. ~ Steve Garvey.

So these were the 43 top quotes about American Flag.

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