|The flag of Bikini Atoll features main signs of a geography of sadness. Image from Wikipedia.|
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In 1987, islanders and the descendants of islanders adopted the above flag to represent their home. The flag includes several key geographic elements representing their sadness over the loss of home.
- The flag purposefully models itself after the flag of the United States. The islanders link themselves to the United States due to their belief that the United States owes them a significant debt.
- The twenty three stars represent the twenty three islands of the atoll.
- The three black stars at the top right represent the three islands which were physically altered by the bomb blast.
- The two black at the bottom right separate from the other stars represent Kili Island and Majuro Atoll, the two locations the islanders were resettled on.
The text, MEN OTEMJEJ REJ ILO BEIN ANIJ, translates to "Everything is in the hands of God." It is the response Juda, leader of the Binkini islanders, said to Admiral Ben Wyatt when he asked the islanders to allow the United States to use the island for the "betterment of mankind."