July 4 is Independence Day in the United States of America. It's nice to know that Canada and the US, being neighbours, have special days so close to each other. From my research, the Fourth of July commemorates the Continental Congress' adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The document, primarily written by Thomas Jefferson, served as a formal announcement that the 13 American colonies were no longer part of the British Empire and would henceforth be free and independent states. Seven Red and Six White Stripes for the original 13 colonies, and Stars represent the 50 States of the Union.
My source said that Red symbolizes Hardiness & Valor, White symbolizes Purity and Innocence, while Blue represents Vigilance, Perseverance and Justice.
*Here is how Canadian Flag and the USA flag paintings look together.
Happy Four of July (on Sunday) to everyone in the USA!
12x6 oil of US flag on canvas. (needs some drying time)