The Marshall Islands

The flag of the Marshall Islands consists of a deep blue field with two diagonal orange and white stripes, symbolizing the equator, and a white star with 24 points in the upper hoist corner, representing the municipalities of the islands. The blue represents the Pacific Ocean, the orange stripe signifies courage, while the white stripe stands for peace and purity.

The Marshall Islands

History

The flag of the Marshall Islands was officially adopted on May 1, 1979, following the country's constitutional convention, which was a significant step towards its independence from the United States. The design was chosen to represent the nation's aspirations, cultural heritage, and its geographical location in the Pacific Ocean. The 24-pointed star indicates the Marshall Islands' status as a sovereign state, with each point reflecting one of the country's municipalities. The flag's design embodies the islands' struggle for independence, their unique identity, and their hopes for a peaceful and prosperous future.