American Flags around Chautauqua.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong sign of American identity and national pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid history and has actually undergone several modifications from the very first official flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag contains thirteen straight stripes, seven red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic too: red represents hardiness as well as valor, white signifies pureness and also innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, determination as well as justice. The reason the Continental Congress originally chose the red, white, and blue colors was not made clear in the resolution taking on the flag. Historians think it was probably a color choice based upon the British Union Jack, which had previously flown over the colonies.
In time, some have actually attributed somewhat various definitions to the 3 colors, as an example, the shade red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to maintain our liberty, but the essence of the initial meaning has actually been rather constant from 1782.
How did the American flag become what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Consider the places around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think of the transformation it has undergone throughout the years on American land. It is really humbling to think about all that was provided and given up to make sure that the American flag can fly easily throughout this nation.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag slowly rose to its present number today wherein a new star would be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating horizontal red and white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would not take place as it will certainly make the flag look crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly return to consisting of just thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of hardiness, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower as well as justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has actually cost this nation and also the households within so much, but it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette suggests that before an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only the blue starred field revealing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this manner because each of the folds has a special symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way since it gives a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an average item such as a blanket, as well as because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical technique long prior to the development of a ritualistic assignation of “implying” to every of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these definitions has from then on been developed for special events such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they imply something to individuals that take part in the event, however they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the conventional thirteen-step way.
This is America and its symbol is the American Flag. Also though several Americans in Kansas proudly fly the flag outside their homes and also companies every day, it is suitable that we, as a country, have actually set aside one particular day each year to recognize our flag and also to bear in mind that it stands for the suitables as well as values that we need to make every effort to uphold.
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