American Flags around Frazier Park.
Made in the USA!
The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and also national pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and has undertaken many modifications from the very first official flag of 1777.
Today the American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red rotating with six white stripes. The stripes stand for the initial 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the country. The shades of the flag are symbolic too: red represents hardiness as well as valor, white symbolizes pureness and virtue and also blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. The factor the Continental Congress initially selected the red, white, and blue colors was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Chroniclers believe it was probably a shade option based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually formerly flown over the colonies.
With time, some have connected a little various significances to the three shades, as an example, the shade red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to maintain our liberty, however the significance of the initial definition has actually been rather constant since 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag grow into just what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Think of the locations around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think of the improvement it has actually undertaken throughout the decades on American territory. It is truly humbling to consider all that was provided as well as compromised to make sure that the American flag can fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively increased to its existing number today wherein a brand-new star would certainly be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating horizontal red and also white stripes has actually remained 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 agreed that including a stripe to the flag for every new state would no longer occur as it will make the flag look crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to consisting of just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Liberty that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this country and also the households within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those desiring they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette prescribes that prior to an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers ought to two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite heaven area) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred area showing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this manner because each of the folds has a special 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 normal item such as a bedsheet, and also since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual method long prior to the production of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” per of the actions.
An intricate flag folding event including these significances has actually since been devised for special occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they mean something to the people who join the ceremony, however they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the standard thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. Also though many Americans in California proudly fly the flag outside their homes as well as services every day, it is suitable that we, as a nation, have actually set apart one certain day each year to honor our flag and also to bear in mind that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we need to strive to uphold.
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