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United States Symbols

Learn about the Statue of Liberty and other U.S. symbols. LYA CATTEL—GETTY IMAGES

A symbol is something that has a special meaning. One United States symbol is the flag. To Americans, the flag stands for freedom. Here are some other U.S. symbols. They remind us of the hopes our country is based on.

Standing Tall

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The Statue of Liberty stands tall in New York Harbor harbor pw harbor THIERRY DOSOGNE—GETTY IMAGES a part of a body of water that is calm enough and deep enough to let ships or boats get close to land (noun) The ship is on the harbor. . Lady Liberty was a gift to the U.S. from France. She represents represent pw-represent CHIP SIMONS—GETTY IMAGES to stand for something (verb) Darcy was picked to represent the whole second grade at the spelling bee. freedom.

Let Freedom Ring

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The Liberty Bell is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It used to ring for big events. It is another symbol for freedom.

A Patriotic Bird

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The bald eagle is the country’s national national PW-NATIONAL JOSE LUIS PELAEZ INC—GETTY IMAGES relating to a whole nation or country (adjective) Paula won the national spelling bee last year. bird. It stands for bravery and strength.

Our Nation’s Flower

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The rose is the national flower of the United States. It is a symbol of life, love, and beauty. Look at this rose garden in Washington, D.C. What color roses do you see?

Did You Know?

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This is the Seal of the President of the United States. It is made up of symbols. The stripes on the shield shield PW-SHIELD RICK PARTINGTON/EYEEM—GETTY IMAGES something that protects someone or something (noun) The knight's shield has a design on it. stand for the first 13 states. What else do you see?

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