Despite all of its pageantry, fashion and flair the key figure or symbol of our Presidential Inauguration is still the American flag. Although politicians of every party and ideology attended the transition of power from one president to the next, the icon present at every American inauguration- connecting our past, present and future- is Old Glory, the American flag. Flags are the physical representation of their nation. For Americans, our flag is a recognizable yet noble symbol threading together numerous moments in our lives—we see American flags at our schools, churches, offices and homes.  

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