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The American flag is a strong sign of American identity and nationwide pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history as well as has actually gone through many changes starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness as well as valor, white signifies pureness as well as innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Gradually, some have actually connected somewhat various definitions to the three shades, for instance, the color red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, yet the essence of the original definition has actually been relatively constant from 1782.
How did the American flag turn into exactly what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 shades or a “design”. Think about the areas around the globe that the American flag has flown, consider the transformation it has undergone throughout the decades on American territory. It is truly humbling to think of all that was provided and also sacrificed to ensure that the American flag can fly openly throughout this nation.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag progressively rose to its present number today wherein a new star would be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating straight red as well as white stripes has continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would no longer take place as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would go back to containing only thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not just of strength, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been battled so hard for over the years. Freedom that has actually cost this country as well as the households within a lot, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Typical flag rules suggests that before an American flag is stored or flown, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite heaven area) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only heaven starred area revealing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this manner since each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded in this manner since it supplies a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a normal object such as a blanket, and also since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical method long prior to the development of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to each of the steps.
An intricate flag folding event including these definitions has from then on been designed for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to the people that take part in the event, however they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step manner.
This is America and its symbol is the American Flag. This respectable sign has been shot at, burned, spew upon and also stomped on, and yet she rises time and again. Even though several Americans in Alabama happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a country, have set aside one particular day yearly to honor our flag and also to keep in mind that it represents the beliefs as well as values that we must make every effort to promote. May God honor America and those that protect her.
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