Fort Dearborn, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, and the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933–34 are represented by the four six-pointed red stars. Aside from the symbolism, the flag's simple, bold design is what made it popular. Before the American Civil War, many flags used a blue field with white stars. The use of these flags was limited because they were hard to see on battlefields at night.
During the war, no national flag was recognized as official by the government agencies in charge of issuing orders or making decisions. So, most military activity during this time period involved the flying of state flags by soldiers on duty under their respective states' banners. These flags were mostly based on the British model with some modifications. After the war ended, there was little interest in returning to using a flag that was similar to the one that had been controversial during the conflict. It wasn't until 1872 that the first modern national flag was adopted by the United States. This new flag was designed by William Penn Schofield and his wife Emily, daughters of General John A. Logan, who is credited with introducing the red color into the nation's flag scheme. General Logan is also responsible for another distinction held by the four-star flag: it is the only national flag to have ever been flown over Fort Dearborn.
After the death of President Lincoln, Vice President Johnson took office as president.
The flag of Chicago The Chicago flag is made up of four red stars, each with six points. Each star indicates a significant historical event. The first star on the left commemorates the 1871 Great Chicago Fire. The second star commemorates the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition. The third star right over the lake represents military service. The fourth star represents Labor Day.
Each of these events shaped Chicago's future: the fire destroyed much of the city but it also proved to be an important milestone for development of the city. The world's fair brought attention to what was already becoming a major transportation hub. Military activity during the Vietnam War led to great growth for the city's defense industry. And Labor Day marks the end of summer and the beginning of school for thousands of children in the city.
In addition to these stars, there are two more hidden in the design of the flag. If you look closely at the blue area above the white trimmings, you will see one star painted within another star. This means that a total of five stars make up this flag: three visible and two invisible.
The white space below the blue area contains a small black dot in its center. This represents the fifth star once again. So here too, if you count carefully, you will find that there are actually five stars in all.
The Chicago Flag's Meaning The Chicago flag's earliest design had two red stars. Each red star represents a significant event in Chicago's history, such as the Great Chicago Fire on October 8–10, 1871, or the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Each star's points also come together. This means that chaos and disorder are part of what makes up the present day world we live in.
Chaos and order are important factors that make up our world. Without order, there is no way for anything good to grow, so without chaos it's impossible for life to exist. Everything needs space to breathe and grow; without this space nothing would ever be born. Space is needed for plants to live and for animals to roam around, and this space can only be found in an area that is not covered by something solid. So you can see that chaos and order are essential for humanity to survive.
Another thing that makes up our world is friendship. You can't go anywhere without running into friends these days, and that means that everyone needs a place where they can express themselves freely. When you have freedom of speech and expression, you can talk about any subject you want, and your friends will still love you even if you decide to say something else next time. That's how supportive friends are. They will always be there when you need them, even if you do something wrong you can still return their love by being more respectful of others in the future.