It’s not a coincidence that the American Flag is blue, according to the country’s largest newspaper.
“We have a blue color code that has a lot to do with the way our flag is flown and how we salute our military, and blue is one of those colors,” the Dallas Morning News reported.
“If we were to go back in time and redesign our flag, it would probably look a little different,” said Tony Guglielmi, vice president of the American Legion.
“The blue color is something that is tied to the history of the country, it’s something that was a part of the culture before the Civil War.”
“It’s something you look back on and you think, ‘Oh my god, how did we get here?'”
“It was the color of freedom, of liberty, of justice, of a lot of things that were important to our history.
I think it’s an American tradition.”
The Morning News added that the flag’s blue color “was a symbol of the Confederacy,” which “did not include any Confederate symbols or imagery.”
The newspaper also reported that the blue color has been used by some Confederate groups since the Civil Rights movement, including the Ku Klux Klan, which was founded in the South.
The newspaper said the flag should be replaced with another blue color, one that “can’t be taken away from our soldiers and the families who fought and died for it.”