American Flags around Dodd City.
Made in the USA!
The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and also nationwide pride. Called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and also has actually gone through many changes starting from the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies hardiness as well as valor, white signifies pureness as well as innocence and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance as well as justice.
With time, some have actually connected a little different significances to the three shades, for instance, the color red representing the bloodshed spilled to preserve our liberty, however the significance of the initial definition has actually been fairly consistent from 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag become what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Think of the places around the world that the American flag has flown, think about the improvement it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American soil. It is really humbling to consider all that was given as well as given up to make sure that the American flag can fly easily across this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively rose to its existing number today in which a brand-new star would be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and 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 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 happen as it will make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly go back to including only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not only of strength, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has actually been combatted so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation and the families within a lot, but it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag rules prescribes that prior to an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred field revealing 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 manner because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it gives a dignified ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a regular object such as a bedsheet, as well as because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual method long before the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to every of the actions.
A fancy flag folding event integrating these definitions has since been developed for special celebrations such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These meanings are “genuine” in the sense that they indicate something to the people who take part in the ceremony, but they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the traditional thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. This respectable icon has been targetted at, burned, spit on and stomped on, and yet she rises again and again. Even though numerous Americans in the state of Texas 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 yearly to honor our flag and also to bear in mind that it represents the ideals and values that we ought to make every effort to maintain. May God honor America as well as those who safeguard her.
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