Memorial Day Flag 2016 -- "Freedom Is Never Free"
The iconography of this Memorial Day flag is simple: hard lined red and white bars representing the original 13 American colonies are resolute in their steadfast principles that government be of and for the people it serves. The dusting of sanguine red reminds us of those who came before us to protect our liberties. The Star studded Field of Blue now takes the form of a laurel swag, a device commonly draped over doorways, windows and other architectural appurtenances in times of sorrow. Blue-black is a memento mori – reminding us of the transient nature of life, the mortality of American society, and the underlying reason for the holiday.