Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pacific Ocean Flag

Flag of the Pacific Ocean

This flag was first presented to vexillology at 24th International Congress of Vexillology. It was held at Alexandria, Virginia at the Masonic Memorial from August 1 unto August 5th, 2011.

The flag represents the Pacific Ocean. The white disc, stars and stripes are primarily a representation of icons from Japan and the United States due to their epic and hard fought struggle in the Pacific Ocean in the 1940s.

Additionally the varied shapes and colours can be found on many nations wholly within the Pacific - Palau, Micronesia, New Zealand, Tuvalu, and many others. This flag also represents nations that border the Pacific from Eastern Asia to South America.

The first meaning of the symbols are this - the white disc represents the full moon, the three white stars represent the three great coastlines of the Pacific - Asia, America, and Australia. The three indigo dashes represent three memorable lines of latitude - the Tropic of Cancer, the Tropic of Capricorn, and the most famous of all, the Equator. Dark blue represents the vastness and one of the many blue colours of the Pacific Ocean. The lime green border represents the life and abundance that the Ocean Provides for all.

Map of the Pacific Ocean with Flag

It is the right of any nation that has a Pacific Coast line to fly this flag such as Canada, Chile, Australia, Vietnam, and Russia.

This flag also represents persons born on the Pacific Ocean (assuming on a boat), persons conceived on the Pacific, and persons whose mother swam in the Pacific while she was pregnant.

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