Here are this week's flags. There were no special requests.
Monday , May 28 Tajikistan and New Jersey
Tuesday , May 29 United Republic of Tanzania and New Mexico
The Daughters of the American Revolution pushed New Mexico to design a contemporary and unique flag in 1920. A contest to design the new state flag was won by Dr. Harry Mera ofSanta Fe, New Mexico. Mera was an archaeologist who was familiar with the Zia sun symbolfound at Zia Pueblo on a 19th century pot. The symbol has sacred meaning to the Zia. Four is a sacred number which symbolizes the Circle of Life: four winds, four seasons, four directions, and four sacred obligations. The circle binds the four elements of four together. His winning design is the flag that the state uses today. The salutation, “I salute the flag of the State of New Mexico and the Zia symbol of perfect friendship among united cultures," was many years ago commonly recited in New Mexico public schools after the United States pledge of allegiance.
Wednesday, May 30 Thailand and New York
The flag of the Kingdom of Thailand shows five horizontal stripes in the colours red, white, blue, white and red, with the middle blue stripe being twice as wide as each of the other four. The design was adopted on 28 September 1917, according to the royal decree about the flag in that year; the Thai name for the flag is ธงไตรรงค์ (Thong Trairong), meaning tricolour flag. The colours are said to stand for nation-religion-king, an unofficial motto of Thailand, red for the land and people, white for Theravada Buddhism and blue for the monarchy, as having been the auspicious colour of King Rama VI. As the king had declared war on Germany that July, some note the flag now bore the same colours as those of Britain and France.
Thursday , May 31 Timor Leste and North Carolina
Friday , June 1 Togo and North Dakota
Saturday , June 2 Tonga and Ohio
Sunday , June 3 Trinidad and Tobago and Oklahoma
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