American Flags around Chugwater.
Made in the USA!
The United States flag is a strong icon of American identification as well as nationwide pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid history as well as has actually undergone lots of modifications since the very first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and valor, white signifies purity and virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, determination as well as justice.
With time, some have actually associated slightly various significances to the 3 shades, for example, the shade red signifying the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, but the essence of the original meaning has been relatively consistent since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has flown, consider the transformation it has actually undertaken throughout the decades on American territory. It is genuinely humbling to think of all that was offered and given up to make sure that the American flag can fly freely throughout this nation.
The flag that started with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually rose to its existing number today in which a 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 as well as white stripes has continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that including a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would no longer happen as it will certainly make the flag look crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly go back to including only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is a sign of liberty. Freedom that has been battled so hard for over the years. Freedom that has cost this nation and also the families within a lot, but it is still a sign to those wanting they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette suggests that before an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with just the blue starred field showing on the outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way because each of the folds has a special symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it supplies a dignified ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a normal object such as a bedsheet, as well as because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” per of the steps.
An intricate flag folding ceremony including these meanings has actually since been designed for special occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to individuals that take part in the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America as well as its symbol is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been shot at, set fire to, spit on and stepped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in Wyoming happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses everyday, it is fitting that we, as a country, have alloted one certain day every year to recognize our flag as well as to remember that it stands for the beliefs and also values that we should strive to maintain. May God honor America and those that protect her.
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