What does your goverment seal and anthem means.
Significance: The deep blue background represents the
Pacific Ocean. The white and orange bands represent the Ratak (Sunrise) and
Ralik (Sunset) chains, respectively. The customary symbolism of orange as
the color of bravery and white as the color of peace are also recognized.
The star represents the cross of Christianity, with each of the 24 points
signifying a municipal district of the RMI. The four main points represent
the major centers of Majuro, Ebeye, Jaluit and Wotje.
A German organization, the Jaluit Company, ruled the
Marshalls in the late 1800's, This flag, based on the German national flag
of the time, was used until 1906.
The Bikini atoll adopted this flag in 1987. It represents
the United States government's resposibility to the victims of nuclear
testing in the Marshall Islands.
Description: The outstanding feature of the Seal is the
stylized Angel of Peace centered with outstretched wings.
Around the Angel, from the top and moving clockwise:
24 point star representing the 21 municipalities of the
Republic. The four longer rays represent the 4 sub-centers of Majuro (the
capital), Jaluit, Wotje, and Kwajalein Atolls.
On either side of the star are the rays which are on the
flag. Each ray is of two colors, one, orange representing bravery, and the
other, white representing peace. The two-colored rays also represent the two
chains of atolls, the Ratak (Sunrise) and the Ralik (Sunset).
Next is a stylized fishing net, fish being the main
staple of the diet of the Marshallese people.
Next, a stylized sailing canoe, outrigger type, sails on
the ocean (covering the bottom 1/3 of the seal).
Under the stick chart is the word "SEAL."
An island with stylized palm trees (coconut) is next. All
of the Marshall Islands are low lying atolls.
Above the right wing of the Angel is a "pounder", made
out of a giant clam shell, and treasured by every family that owns one. This
pounder is used to pound pandanus leaves, which are used for making mats,
sails, and, traditionally, clothing.
Around the outer edges are the words "Republic of the
Marshall Islands" and at the bottom, "Jepilpilin ke ejukaan."
The rim of the seal is a link chain representing that the
islands are all linked together, half of the chain representing the Ralik
group and the other half the Ratak.
RMI National Anthem
"Forever Marshall Islands" (music and lyrics by President Amata Kabua)
Ae-lon eo ao ion lo---me-to; Einwot wut ko loti
ion dren e-lae; Kin me-ram in Me-kar jen ijo---i-lan; Erreo an romak ioir
kin me---ram---in mour; Iltan pein A---nij ewel-eo---sim woj; Kejolit kij
kin ijin ji-kir e-mol; Ijja-min I-lok jen in ao-le-mo ran; Anij an ro je-mem
wo-nak-ke im kej ram-mon Ae-lin kein am.
My island lies o'er the o-cean;
Like a wreath of flowers upon the sea; With a light of Mekar from far a-bove; Shining with
the brilliance of rays of life;. Our Fa-ther's wondrous cre-a-tion;
Bequeathed to us, our Motherland; I'll never leave my dear home sweet home;
God of our forefathers protect and bless forever Marshall Islands.