Flag Day

Samoa had no flags before Europeans arrived in the early 18th century, and the history of Samoan national flags in the 19th century is complex and not fully documented. In 1899 Great Britain, Germany, and the United States agreed to partition Samoa. The US flag  was officially hoisted over America Samoa on April 27, 1900, and remained the sole official flag for the next 60 years. Local government gradually developed and expanded to involve an increasing proportion of the Samoan population. As a result, the idea of a local flag was first discussed in the 1950s. Local leaders and the U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry created the current flag based on ideas submitted by the Samoan populace. It became official on April 27, 1960, the day the first constitution of American Samoa went into effect and the 60th anniversary of the first hoisting of the U.S. flag in Samoa.


Serves 4


  • 4 ounce package of rice or cellophane noodles
  • Boiling water
  • 3 teaspoons peanut oil
  • 2 tablespoons ginger minced
  • 2 tablespoons garlic minced
  • 2 pounds sliced beef thin
  • 1 medium onion sliced thin
  • 1/2 medium savoy cabbage sliced thin
  • 2/3 cup soy
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanuts chopped


In a large heatproof bowl cover noodles with boiling water and let stand until soft, when done drain noodles and with clean scissors cut noodles into 2 inch  pieces then set aside. In a wok or large fry pan heat oil and add onions cook for 3 minutes then add ginger, garlic and beef sauté for 5 minutes. Mix soy, sugar and red pepper flakes and add to beef, return noodles to pan to heat. Top with crushed peanuts.

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