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The U.S. flag is a solid sign of American identity and also nationwide pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the United States flag has a vibrant history as well as has undergone lots of modifications starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the American flag includes thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 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 colors of the flag are symbolic too: red signifies strength and valiance, white represents pureness and also virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, willpower and also justice. However, the factor the Continental Congress originally picked the red, white, as well as blue colors was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians believe it was possibly a color selection based upon the British Union Jack, which had formerly flown over the colonies.
In time, some have associated a little various definitions to the three shades, as an example, the color red representing the blood spilled to maintain our liberty, yet the essence of the original significance has been rather regular since 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag become just what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think about the locations around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think about the improvement it has undergone throughout the years on American land. It is genuinely humbling to think of all that was provided as well as given up to make sure that the American flag can fly easily across this nation.
The flag that began with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag slowly increased to its present number today wherein a new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating horizontal red as well as 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 also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would certainly not take place as it will certainly make the flag look crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly go back to including only thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not only of strength, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and justice; it is a sign of freedom. Freedom that has actually been combatted so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation and the families within so much, and yet it is still a beacon to those desiring they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette recommends that prior to an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers ought to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred field revealing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way 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 sensible ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a normal thing such as a bed cover, and also since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a common practice long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” to every of the steps.
An intricate flag folding ceremony including these meanings has from then on been created for unique events such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they imply something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason a flag is folded in the conventional thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. Even though numerous Americans in the state of California happily fly the flag outside their residences and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually established apart one particular day each year to honor our flag as well as to remember that it represents the ideals as well as values that we ought to strive to support.
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