How do Americans see the Hawaiian flag

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The flag of the US state of Hawaii is the same as the flag of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which was introduced in 1843. It shows eight stripes in white, red and blue. They represent the eight largest islands in the archipelago. A similar flag was created by King Kamehameha I around 1816. The stripe design should be reminiscent of the flag of the USA. The upper corner shows the British Union Jack. It stands for Hawaii's good relations with Great Britain and is reminiscent of British colonization. The design of the flag was deliberately chosen to emphasize the good relationship with both - the USA and Great Britain - also and precisely because these two powers were at war with each other at the time. Despite the fall of the monarchy and the gradual annexation of the islands by the USA, the flag has been retained to this day. The Hawaiian independence movement uses, on the one hand, a white-gold-black flag, apparently native colors, supplemented by local symbolism in the median, on the other hand the flag of today, but vice versa.The flag of the US federal state Hawaii correspond to the flag of the Kingdom of Hawaii, which was introduced in 1843. It shows eight stripes in white, red and blue. They stand for the eight biger islands of the archipelago.
A nearly similar flag was created in 1816 by king Kamehameha I. The stripe-design should remember the flag of the USA. The upper canton shows the British Union Jack. It stands for the good connections of Hawaii to Great Britain and remembers the British colonization. The design of the flag had been chosen quite aware to emphasize in this way the good relationships with both - the USA and Great Britain - even and precisely because these two powers were at that time in war with each other.
Despite the fall of the monarchy and the step by step done annexation of the islands by the USA the flag was maintained until today.
The Hawaiian independence movement uses partially a white-golden-black flag, obvious native colors, added in the middle stripe by native symbolism. Other parts of the movement use the current flag, but reversed.