the Stars and Stripes

plural noun

: the flag of the United States

Examples of the Stars and Stripes in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One of his commanders, his uncle Janan, even wore a U.S. Army uniform given to him by his advisers, complete with a First Infantry Division patch and the Stars and Stripes. Matthieu Aikins Victor J. Blue Peter Ganim Krish Seenivasan Steven Szczesniak, New York Times, 22 May 2024 At one point, his online store, Forbidden Apparel, offered a rather ornate Shaman American flag featuring an image of Jacob in full regalia superimposed onto the Stars and Stripes, his mouth open mid-chant, his staff with stainless-steel finial gleaming like a bayonet. Frederick Kaufman, Harper's Magazine, 22 Apr. 2024 What else is happening at the fair? Sacramento County Fair will be hosting several grandstand events, including a 4X4 Truck Pull on May 24 and the Stars and Stripes Rodeo on May 25.. Arriba La Quebradita, featuring regional Mexican music, is May 26 and Mayhem Destruction Derby is on May 27. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 8 May 2024 By the time a Fourth of July barbecue rolls around and the Stars and Stripes accidentally goes up in flames, the burning flag can’t help but register as a barbed throwaway gag, aimed at America and its false promise of equality for all. Justin Chang, The New Yorker, 22 Apr. 2024 Plans were underway for a big pro-Union demonstration in May 1861 when an anonymous threat posted outside the Bella Union warned that anyone raising the Stars and Stripes above the courthouse would be shot. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 12 Apr. 2024 The gateway to the park is the city of Macon, where the Muscogee (Creek) Nation flag flies alongside the Stars and Stripes, and the street signs are being replaced with ones written in both Muscogee and English. Travel + Leisure Editors, Travel + Leisure, 16 Nov. 2023 On that occasion, the Stars and Stripes defeated El Tri 4-2 in Rome to secure a spot in the World Cup in Italy. Abraham Nudelstejer, Dallas News, 13 Apr. 2023 But the women wearing the Stars and Stripes are far from the only Americans making an impression in Australia and New Zealand. Lindsay Schnell and Nancy Armour, USA TODAY, 5 Aug. 2023

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“The Stars and Stripes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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