American Flags in Duncan.
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The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity as well as nationwide pride. Also called Old Glory, the United States flag has a colorful history as well as has undertaken numerous adjustments from the very first official flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag contains thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The stripes represent the initial 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the nation. The shades of the flag are symbolic also: red represents hardiness as well as valiance, white represents purity and also virtue and blue represents vigilance, willpower and also justice. The factor the Continental Congress initially chose the red, white, and blue colors was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Chroniclers believe it was possibly a color option based on the British Union Jack, which had actually formerly flown over the colonies.
Over time, some have actually associated somewhat different significances to the 3 shades, for example, the shade red representing the blood spilled to maintain our liberty, yet the significance of the initial definition has actually been fairly constant since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think of the areas around the world that the American flag has actually flown, consider the improvement it has gone through throughout the decades on American land. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was provided as well as compromised to ensure that the American flag can fly openly across this nation.
The flag that started with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually rose to its present number today wherein a new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating straight red as well as white stripes has stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that including a stripe to the flag for each and every new state would certainly no longer occur as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would certainly return to containing only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of hardiness, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Liberty that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this nation and the families within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite heaven area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only heaven starred field showing on the outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to generate: two lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this manner because each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way since it gives a dignified ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an average item such as a bed cover, as well as because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical method long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” to every of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding ceremony integrating these significances has actually since been designed for special events such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These connections are “real” in the sense that they imply something to individuals who participate in the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its icon is the American Flag. Also though several Americans in South Carolina happily fly the flag outside their houses and businesses every day, it is suitable that we, as a nation, have established apart one particular day each year to recognize our flag as well as to keep in mind that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we need to aim to promote.
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