American Flags around Corydon.
Made in the USA!
The United States flag is a solid symbol of American identity and national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful background and has actually undertaken several modifications since the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red rotating with six white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic also: red symbolizes hardiness as well as valiance, white represents pureness and virtue and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance as well as justice. Nonetheless, the factor the Continental Congress originally chose the red, white, as well as blue shades was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was probably a shade selection based on the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
With time, some have associated slightly different definitions to the 3 shades, for example, the color red representing the bloodshed spilled to maintain our liberty, however the essence of the original definition has been fairly constant since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “design”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has flown, think of the improvement it has gone through throughout the decades on American soil. It is really humbling to think about all that was given as well as compromised to make sure that the American flag could fly easily throughout this country.
The flag that started with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually rose to its existing number today wherein a new star would certainly be added to the blue field 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 appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly no longer happen as it will make the flag look crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to consisting of just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not only of hardiness, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has been battled so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this country and also the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette recommends that prior to an American flag is stored or presented, its handlers must twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only heaven starred field showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this manner since each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way since it gives a dignified ritualistic touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a normal object such as a bedsheet, and because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual method long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” to every of the steps.
A fancy flag folding ceremony incorporating these definitions has actually since been developed for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they mean something to individuals that join the event, yet they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step manner.
This is America and its symbol is the American Flag. Even though many Americans in Indiana proudly fly the flag outside their houses as well as organisations every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually established apart one certain day each year to recognize our flag as well as to bear in mind that it stands for the suitables and also worths that we should aim to support.
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