What does an American flag with black stripes mean?
A new take on the Thin Blue Line Flag. Meaning of the Thin Blue Line Flag: The Blue represents the officer and the courage they find deep inside when faced with insurmountable odds. The Black background was designed as a constant reminder of our fallen brother and sister officers.
Essentially there are three meanings. The Thin Blue Line represents the thin line Police Officers walk daily between life and death. The Thin Blue Line on black is a memorial or a connection or memory between Officers killed in the line of Duty and those who continue with their duties in the present.
- Thin Red Line — Firefighters. Thin White Line — Emergency medical services. The thin white line differs from other thin lines in that the background is blue instead of black, with a white line crossing horizontally through the middle. EMS still uses the “Thin Orange Line” which is primarily used by Search and Rescue.
- Thin Yellow Line Meaning. The Thin Yellow Line represents Security Guards and Loss Prevention. (Also has been known to represent truck drivers.) The Thin Gold Line is another version, which represents dispatchers.
- "The colors of the pales (the vertical stripes) are those used in the flag of the United States of America; White signifies purity and innocence, Red, hardiness & valour, and Blue, the color of the Chief (the broad band above the stripes) signifies vigilance, perseverance & justice."
A light blue flag, sometimes with a diagonal yellow, orange, or red stripe, informs a driver that a faster car is approaching and that the driver should move aside to allow one or more faster cars to pass.
- Red and yellow flags mean Lifeguards are on patrol. The red flag means it is dangerous to bathe or swim and you should not go into the water. The quartered black and white flag indicates the area zoned for surf craft and Malibu boards.
- A green-white-checkered finish signifies two laps will be run. NASCAR throws a green flag and the cars race a lap until the white flag -- signifying the final lap of a race -- is shown and then the drivers race that final lap to the checkered-flag finish.
- The yellow flag is a caution flag to signify a downed rider or obstruction on the course, but unlike in most other racing series, the yellow flag does not mean that riders cannot pass each other. They still can, they just need to exercise caution. The red flag stops the race if there is a problem on the track.
Updated: 2nd October 2019