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The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Likewise called Old Glory, the American flag has a colorful history and also has undertaken many changes starting from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag includes thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red rotating with six white stripes. The stripes represent the initial 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the country. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and also valiance, white symbolizes purity and also virtue as well as blue stands for vigilance, willpower and also justice. The factor the Continental Congress originally picked the red, white, and blue colors was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Chroniclers think it was probably a shade selection based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually formerly flown over the colonies.
Gradually, some have actually connected slightly various definitions to the 3 shades, as an example, the color red representing the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, however the significance of the original meaning has been relatively consistent from 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think about the improvement it has actually undergone throughout the decades on American land. It is really humbling to think of all that was offered and compromised to make sure that the American flag can fly freely throughout this nation.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually rose to its present number today where a brand-new star would certainly be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and white stripes has continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would not occur as it will make the flag look crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would return to having only thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of strength, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has been battled so hard for over the years. Freedom that has actually cost this country as well as the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those wanting they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag rules prescribes that prior to an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred field revealing on the outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to generate: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way since it supplies a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an average object such as a bed cover, and also because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical practice long prior to the production of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to every of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding ceremony including these meanings has actually since been devised for unique events such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “genuine” in the sense that they mean something to individuals that take part in the ceremony, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded in the conventional thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This honorable sign has actually been shot at, set fire to, spew on as well as stomped on, and yet she rises again and again. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in Alaska proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses on a daily basis, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one details day every year to recognize our flag and also to bear in mind that it represents the beliefs as well as values that we need to aim to uphold. May God honor America as well as those who protect her.
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