The American flag has been a symbol of pride for our country for as long as history can tell. You’ll find it waving in all its glory, representing the faith that we put in it to hold us together. It represents a promise and resolve to serve the country we call home and strive to make it better every single day; to remind us that we belong to a nation that is invested in a better tomorrow.
The American flag holds a special place in the heart of every American. It may mean something different to each person, but the message of unity, peace and prosperity is universal, and this is especially highlighted when we see the presence of the American flag in our movies.
In many movies, the American flag is prominently featured to evoke emotions, convey themes, or reinforce the storyline. It can serve as a visual reminder of the setting, emphasizing the American identity of characters or locations. The American flag can be used to heighten the dramatic impact of a scene. Whether it's heroic moments, war sequences, or displays of resilience, the sight of the flag waving in the wind can stir strong sentiments of pride and bravery.
Here are three of the most awesome movie scenes that feature the Old Glory.
1. The Patriot
“No retreat!” That’s what he said
Symbolism is powerful. It can move the weakest of the hearts and inspire those who have given up hope. The Revolutionary War was probably far worse than its representation shown in The Patriot but Mel Gibson sure outdid himself in creating a story powerful enough to make the dullest of people rise from their seats, hearts melting, to give the movie a standing ovation.
Even though the movie does show a couple of inaccuracies here and there, the films still is one of the most emotionally powerful ones that have used the flag to represent their strength, love and devotion to their land.
2. Rocky IV
This movie is famous for the greatest grudge match from all grudge matches. What makes the match scene so powerful is the fact that Rocky wasn’t just in the fight to win the match. He was fighting a match that hit right on the honor string, by pitting the USA against Russia.
After one of the most popular battles in the world of American cinema was won, the victor was draped in the American flag; representing strength and a fighting spirit, bringing out the inner patriot in every American.
3. Captain America: The First Avenger
What better way to represent love and devotion to our country than a weakling-turned-butt-kicking-badass superhero. Steve, the guy Captain America is when he’s not busy saving the world, has been a shining example of exactly what an American superhero is supposed to be like for as long as the Captain America comics have existed.
The American flag means everything to the citizens of America. It represents faith, love, prosperity, and a resolve to strive every day to make America better. It is a symbol of hope and pride; a reminder that we are one nation and will stand together forever.