American Flags in Dawson.
Made in the USA!
The United States flag is a strong icon of American identity as well as nationwide pride. Also called Old Glory, the United States flag has a vivid background and also has actually undergone numerous adjustments from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag includes thirteen straight stripes, seven red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the country. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness as well as valiance, white represents pureness and innocence as well as blue represents vigilance, willpower as well as justice. However, the factor the Continental Congress originally selected the red, white, as well as blue colors was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was probably a color option based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
Gradually, some have associated slightly different significances to the 3 colors, for example, the color red signifying the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, however the essence of the original definition has actually been relatively constant from 1782.
How did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think of the areas around the world that the American flag has flown, think about the transformation it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to consider all that was provided and given up to make sure that the American flag could fly freely across this nation.
The flag that started with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually rose to its existing number today where a new star would be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating straight red and white stripes has stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that including a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly not take place as it will make the flag appear crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would go back to including just thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of hardiness, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, willpower and also justice; it is an icon of liberty. Freedom that has been fought so hard for over the years. Liberty that has cost this nation and also the households within so much, and yet it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag etiquette recommends that prior to an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers should two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just heaven starred area showing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this manner because each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it provides a dignified ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an ordinary object such as a bedsheet, as well as because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long prior to the production of a ritualistic assignation of “indicating” per of the actions.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these definitions has actually since been designed for special occasions such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the sense that they indicate something to the people that take part in the ceremony, however they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America and its sign is the American Flag. This respectable symbol has actually been shot at, burned, spew upon as well as stomped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in Alabama happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually set aside one particular day each year to recognize our flag and to remember that it stands for the ideals and also values that we need to strive to maintain. May God bless America and also those that protect her.
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