An object that I have chosen that represents my family’s background is the Samoan flag. Representing our territory of Samoa, this flag is an important symbol to my family and my family’s background. My parents are mostly Samoan, so this flag is an object that they have known for their whole life. The flag was adopted on February 24, 1949. It has been around for a while, and it is important to our family because it shows the independence of the territory that we are from. Personally, I think that this flag shows importance to not only my family, but also to every Samoan in this world. This flag is has five stars which symbolize the Southern Cross constellation. The stars are white, and the flag itself is red and blue. These colors stand for loyalty, purity, and patriotism.
– James Matautia