Marshall Islands Flag
The flag of the Marshall Islands was designed by Emlain Kabua, who served as the first First Lady of the republic and was adopted as the national flag in 1979.
The deep blue background represents the Pacific Ocean. The stripes shine up from bottom left of the flag to top right like a ray of sun. The stripes broaden upward to represent growth and vitality in nation and culture. The white stripe represents the Ratak (Sunrise) chain. White also represents peace. The orange stripe represents the Ralik (Sunset) chain. Orange also represents bravery. The star represents the cross of Christianity, with each of the 24 points signifying a municipal district (or inhabited atoll) of the RMI. The 4 main points represent the major centers of Majuro, Jaluit, Wotje and Ebye (Kwajalein).
Etto n̄an Raan Kein: A Marshall Islands History, 2012
Flags of the World (accessed 9/2017)