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The American flag is a solid icon of American identification and nationwide pride. Likewise called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background and has undergone numerous changes starting from the very first main flag of 1777.
Today the American flag contains thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the country. The shades of the flag are symbolic also: red represents strength as well as valor, white signifies purity and also innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, willpower and justice. Nonetheless, the factor the Continental Congress initially selected the red, white, and also blue shades was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Historians think it was probably a shade option based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
Gradually, some have actually connected slightly various definitions to the 3 shades, as an example, the color red signifying the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, however the significance of the initial meaning has actually been rather constant 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”. Consider the locations around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think of the transformation it has actually undergone throughout the years on American land. It is truly humbling to consider all that was provided and also given up so that the American flag can fly openly throughout this nation.
The flag that began with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually rose to its present 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 variety of rotating horizontal red as well as white stripes has remained 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 determined that including a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would not take place as it will make the flag look crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would return to consisting of just thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of hardiness, valiance, pureness, virtue, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Freedom that has actually been combatted so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has actually cost this country and also the families within a lot, but it is still a sign to those wishing they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette suggests that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only heaven starred field showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this way because each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way since it supplies a sensible ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a common thing such as a blanket, and also because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common method long before the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “meaning” to each of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding event incorporating these significances has actually from then on been designed for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they indicate something to the people that take part in the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the traditional thirteen-step way.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. Also though many Americans in Utah happily fly the flag outside their houses as well as services every day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually set aside one particular day each year to recognize our flag and to keep in mind that it stands for the ideals as well as worths that we ought to strive to uphold.
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