13 equal horizontal stripes of red (top and bottom) alternating with white; there is a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 50 small, white, five-pointed stars arranged in nine offset horizontal rows of six stars (top and bottom) alternating with rows of five stars; the 50 stars represent the 50 states, the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies; the blue stands for loyalty, devotion, truth, justice, and friendship; red symbolizes courage, zeal, and fervency, while white denotes purity and rectitude of conduct; commonly referred to by its nickname of Old Glory The front view of Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's plantation home, near Charlottesville, Virginia.
Cannon in Fort Ticonderoga facing north towards Lake Champlain.
The fort was constructed by the French between 17 to protect the lake from British forces approaching from the south.
The cannon had been cast in England for use during the American Revolutionary War, but the war ended before they were shipped.
View from the battlements of Fort Ticonderoga in New York on Lake Champlain showing cannon, the lake, and part of Mount Defiance.
This was the principal trade route between the Hudson River Valley and the French-controlled Saint Lawrence River Valley.
Cannon at Fort Ticonderoga in New York state facing north towards Lake Champlain.
The star-shaped fort was constructed by the French between 17 to protect the lake from British forces approaching from the south.
Originally called Fort Carillon, it was renamed Fort Ticonderoga when the British captured the stronghold in 1759.
In 1794 he began to rebuild the structure, blending his own architectural style with his favorite European designs.
Remodeling continued on and off for most of the remainder of his life.
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