STARS AND STRIPES
This woman has the American flag painted on her body to show her patriotism and devotion to her country. The 50 stars represent the 50 states, while the 13 stripes represent the 13 original colonies. The flag in its current form was created on July 4, 1960, when Hawaii became a part of the United States.
In 1986, President Reagan gave meaning to the colors of the flag, saying in a speech that white stood for pure intentions, red for courage, and blue for vigilance and justice. He said that these were the qualities that Americans valued in the human spirit.