American Flags in Deer Park.
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The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and nationwide pride. Also called Old Glory, the United States flag has a vivid history and has actually undertaken lots of adjustments starting from the first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies strength and valiance, white signifies pureness and virtue and also blue stands for vigilance, perseverance as well as justice.
In time, some have actually attributed somewhat different significances to the 3 colors, for instance, the shade red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, yet the essence of the initial significance has actually been rather constant since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into just what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think about the areas around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think about the transformation it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American territory. It is genuinely humbling to think about all that was provided and compromised to ensure that the American flag could fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that started with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag slowly rose to its existing number today wherein a brand-new star would certainly be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The variety of rotating horizontal red and white stripes has actually 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 agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would certainly not happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly go back to consisting of just thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of hardiness, valor, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower as well as justice; it is a sign of liberty. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation as well as the families within so much, but it is still a sign to those desiring they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette recommends that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers must two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite the blue area) 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 the blue starred field revealing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to create: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this fashion since each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner since it offers a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an average item such as a bed cover, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a common method long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to every of the steps.
An intricate flag folding ceremony integrating these significances has actually from then on been developed for special events such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they indicate something to the people that participate in the event, however they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its icon is the American Flag. Even though many Americans in the state of Texas happily fly the flag outside their residences and businesses every day, it is suitable that we, as a country, have actually established apart one details day each year to recognize our flag as well as to remember that it stands for the suitables and also values that we must make every effort to support.
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