American Flags around Francestown.
Made in the USA!
The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identification and national pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history and also has actually undergone lots of changes from the first main flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag contains thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic too: red symbolizes strength as well as valor, white represents purity as well as innocence as well as blue represents vigilance, willpower and justice. The factor the Continental Congress initially selected the red, white, as well as blue shades was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was possibly a shade option based on the British Union Jack, which had formerly flown over the colonies.
With time, some have actually connected a little different meanings to the 3 shades, as an example, the color red representing the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, but the essence of the original significance has actually been relatively regular since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 shades or a “design”. Consider the places around the world that the American flag has flown, think about the improvement it has undergone throughout the decades on American soil. It is genuinely humbling to think of all that was offered and also sacrificed so that the American flag could fly openly throughout this nation.
The flag that began with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today where a 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 showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that including a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would no longer happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would go back to consisting of only thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not just of hardiness, valiance, purity, innocence, vigilance, perseverance as well as justice; it is an icon of liberty. Freedom that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has actually cost this nation as well as the families within so much, and yet it is still a beacon to those desiring they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette suggests that prior to an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite heaven area) 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 heaven starred area showing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: two lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this fashion due to the fact that each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way since it gives a dignified ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a regular object such as a blanket, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common method long before the development of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to each of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding event incorporating these significances has actually since been designed for special occasions such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they mean something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, however they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its symbol is the American Flag. This honorable symbol has actually been shot at, burned, spit upon as well as stomped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in New Hampshire happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one particular day yearly to recognize our flag and also to remember that it represents the beliefs and also values that we need to aim to uphold. May God bless America as well as those who protect her.
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