Nov 19, 2009

Celebrating Independence Day With Parades


Celebrating Lebanon Independence Day at Henry Shehab Barracks
Special thanks to Mrs. Sawsan Habboushi


Technologies Network said...

You have a very interesting flag. Can you tell the pupils of Mid Calder what it stands for?

Rawya Shatila said...

Thank you...and it's my pleasure to tell you what our flag represents...

The Lebanese flag was adopted on December 7th, 1943. It was designed to be a neutral flag, not allied to any one of Lebanon's religious groups. The red stripes symbolize the pure blood shed in the aim of liberation. The white stripe symbolizes peace, and the white snow covering Lebanon's mountains. The green cedar symbolizes immortality and steadiness.

This cedar is referenced many times in the Bible: "The righteous flourish like the palm tree, and grow like a cedar in Lebanon" (Psalms 92:12).