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The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identification as well as nationwide pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the United States flag has a vibrant background and also has actually gone through several modifications since the first official flag of 1777.
Today the American flag contains thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The stripes stand for the initial 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents strength and valor, white represents purity as well as virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, perseverance and also justice. Nevertheless, the factor the Continental Congress initially selected the red, white, and also blue colors was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was probably a color option based on the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
Over time, some have actually connected slightly different meanings to the three colors, for example, the color red representing the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, however the significance of the original definition has actually been fairly consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into exactly what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think about the areas around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, consider the transformation it has undergone throughout the years on American soil. It is really humbling to think about all that was offered as well as sacrificed to make sure that the American flag can fly freely throughout this nation.
The flag that started with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today where a brand-new star would certainly 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 actually continued to be 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 decided that including a stripe to the flag for every new state would not take place as it will make the flag appear crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly return to containing only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valor, purity, innocence, vigilance, determination and justice; it is a sign of liberty. Freedom that has been battled so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has cost this country as well as the households within a lot, but it is still a beacon to those desiring they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers ought to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in triangles until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with just heaven starred field revealing on the outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to produce: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this fashion since each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner because it gives a sensible ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a regular object such as a bedsheet, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long prior to the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to each of the actions.
An intricate flag folding ceremony integrating these definitions has actually since been designed for unique occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to the people who take part in the ceremony, however they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been shot at, burned, spit upon as well as stomped on, and yet she rises over and over. Despite the fact that many Americans in the state of West Virginia happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses each day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually set aside one particular day annually to honor our flag as well as to keep in mind that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we should aim to maintain. May God bless America as well as those that defend her.
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