Tuesday, July 10, 2018

The Flag of The Bahamas

Greetings from the Bahamas!
Photo: Werner J. Bertsch

(The white stripe and flower are not part of the flag design.)

This postcard is postmarked in 2017.

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The colors of the flag carry cultural, political, and regional meanings. The gold alludes to the golden sand and the shining sun– as well as other key land-based natural resources – while the aquamarine stands for the Caribbean sea surrounding the country. The black symbolizes the "strength, vigor, and force" of the Bahamian people, while the directed triangle evokes their "enterprising and determined" nature to cultivate the abundant natural resources on the land and in the sea.

This flag was adopted on July 10, 1973.
USA stamp 2016
Pickup Trucks
1938 International Harvester D-2
Forever a first class stamp

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