Meaning of El Salvador Flag - What El Salvador Flag Represents?
The national flag of El Salvador is composed of three horizontal stripes of blue, white, blue. The Salvadoran coat of arms is on the center of the white stripe.
The civil flag is also blue, white and blue. But on this flag are the words Dios, Union and Libertad. The motto means “God, Unity and Liberty”.
Independence from Spain was achieved on 15 September 1921 and the independence from Central America federation in 1847.
There are three classes and sizes of flags. The first is great flag magna. The second flag is used on public buildings and offices. The third is used for parades on bases of U.S. of Central America.
The general public can not fly the flag at will. Unauthorized use of the flag will earn one at the very least a fine. The coat of arms of El Salvador is quite an attractive design.
The national flag is the same flag that was used for the Central American Federation. The national flag of El Salvador was first raised in 1912.
Merchant ships were not permitted to bear the coat of arms but were to have the motto “Dios, Union, Libertad” in silver lettering. Military units will use the coat of arms plus the motto and the branch of service and unit number in gold for infantry and artillery but silver for the cavalry.
It is compulsory for civilians as well as soldiers to salute the flag.