WASHINGTON DC, KOMPAS.com – A red and white flag was seen carried by a demonstrator at the Capitol Hill demonstration, United States of America (US), Thursday (7/1/2021).
At first glance the flag looked like the Indonesian flag by its color, but it wasn’t.
If you look closely at the flag, it is the state logo of North Carolina, which is indeed red and white, but there are symbols next to it.
On the left side of the red and white, there is a blue area with the letters N and C that surrounds a white star.
The blue area is about a third the size of a flag.
On it was a gold ribbon that read May 20th 1775 and the ribbon below was written April 12th 1776.
Flag of the state of North Carolina in the United States.
Reporting from NCPEDIA.org, formerly in Colonial North Carolina, the flags most often displayed were the flags of the colony’s parent country, Britain and Great Britain.
Many local flags were likely worn within national borders during the Revolutionary War, but there is not much information on the internet about them.
North Carolina has only had a state flag since the 1861 constitutional convention.
John D Whitford, a delegate from Craven County, recommended making the state flag with a blue and white V on it, and a star circling the words “Surgist star, 20 May 1775“.
The convention delegation then formed a flag-making committee, but did not adopt Whitford’s proposed design.
The committee then designed a flag consisting of a red field with a white star in the center, and with writing above the star, and a semicircle.
After going through various debates, it was finally agreed that the design used was the creation of William G Browne.
May 20, 1775 refers to the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of the United Kingdom.
Then, April 12, 1776 marked the anniversary of Halifax Resolves.
The flag flew in North Carolina until 1885, when the design was changed again thanks to a proposal by the state legislature.
The new design is what we see now. A white star in the center with a gold N on the left and a gold C on the right.
This flag was controversial at the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, and has not changed much since 1885.
Until now, the North Carolina flag has only slightly changed, namely in its length and the removal of the two commas.