Why is the American flag stitched on backwards on soldier's uniforms?
So that the Stars are closer to your heart. You wear it on your left arm so it looks like it's backwards, but the Stars are pointing towards your front.
...I have always wondered....
It signifies moving forward, not retreating.
It's called a battle flag when it's like that. I learned that from veterans and JROTC. I have the battle flag on my ACU's.
think of the arm as a flag pole. the flag goes with the wind, so when you walk the flag would face that direction. if soldiers wore the flag on the left shoulder, it would not be reversed. the stars always lead the way.