A Dutchman was explaining the meaning of the red, white and blue on the flag of The Netherlands to an American.
“Our flag is symbolic of our taxes. We get red when we talk about them, white when we get our tax bills, and blue after
we pay them.”
The American nodded. “It’s the same in the United States, only we see stars too!”
- Five myths about the American flag – The Washington Post (wpvins.wordpress.com)