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The United States flag is a strong symbol of American identification and also nationwide pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background and has actually gone through numerous modifications since the first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness as well as valiance, white represents pureness as well as innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, willpower as well as justice.
Gradually, some have actually attributed slightly different definitions to the three shades, as an example, the color red signifying the bloodshed spilled to protect our freedoms, but the essence of the initial significance has been rather regular since 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag become what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think about the areas around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think of the transformation it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American land. It is genuinely humbling to think about all that was given as well as given up to ensure that the American flag can fly freely across this country.
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 increased to its existing number today in which a brand-new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating straight red and also white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would certainly no longer take place as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would go back to containing just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of hardiness, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, determination and justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has actually been battled so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has cost this nation and the families within so much, but it is still a sign to those wanting they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag rules suggests that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with just the blue starred area showing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded in this manner because it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a normal object such as a blanket, and also since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long prior to the production of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” per of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding event including these definitions has actually from then on been designed for special occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to individuals that participate in the event, however they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the traditional thirteen-step manner.
This is America and also its icon is the American Flag. This honorable icon has actually been targetted at, burned, spew on as well as stepped on, but she rises again and again. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in South Carolina proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses each day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have set aside one specific day annually to honor our flag and to bear in mind that it represents the ideals and values that we should aim to uphold. May God honor America and those that defend her.
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