American Flags in Fountain Green.
Made in the USA!
The American flag is a strong sign of American identity and also nationwide pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid history and also has undertaken numerous modifications starting from the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the country. The shades of the flag are symbolic also: red symbolizes hardiness and valiance, white represents pureness and also innocence and blue stands for vigilance, determination and justice. Nevertheless, the factor the Continental Congress originally picked the red, white, and also blue shades was not explained in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was probably a shade choice based on the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
In time, some have actually associated a little various meanings to the 3 shades, for example, the shade red symbolizing the blood spilled to protect our freedoms, yet the significance of the initial significance has been rather consistent from 1782.
Just how did the American flag turn into just what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has flown, consider the transformation it has gone through throughout the years on American land. It is truly humbling to think about all that was given and also sacrificed to make sure that the American flag can fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that started with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its existing number today in which a brand-new star would certainly be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each new state would not happen as it will make the flag appear crowded as well as it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly go back to including just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of strength, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is a sign of freedom. Freedom that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation as well as the households within so much, and yet it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette recommends that before an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only the blue starred area showing on the outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to generate: two lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this manner because each of the folds has a special symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a normal object such as a bedsheet, and since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common technique long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “meaning” to every of the steps.
A fancy flag folding event integrating these meanings has actually since been devised for unique events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These meanings are “genuine” in the sense that they imply something to the people that participate in the ceremony, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step way.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This respectable icon has been shot at, burned, spew upon and stomped on, and yet she rises time and again. Even though lots of Americans in Utah proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually reserved one particular day annually to recognize our flag and to keep in mind that it stands for the ideals and values that we must make every effort to support. May God honor America and those who safeguard her.
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