We all know the colors of our U.S. flag – red, white and blue. But here’s the question, “why did our Continental Congress pick these colors”? Why are the colors of our flag, red, white and blue? Interestingly enough, the Continental Congress that made the decision left no written reason. But, later, when the same colors were chosen by congress for the Great Seal of the United States, they said why. They said, “White stands for purity and innocence, red stands for valor and hardness, and blue for vigilance, perseverance, and justice”. These are all noble qualities that any nation, any people should set as standards to follow. But, the question, “How are we measuring up”? You tell me.