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The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and national pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history and also has actually gone through numerous adjustments from the first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies strength and also valiance, white symbolizes purity as well as innocence and blue represents vigilance, determination as well as justice.
Gradually, some have connected somewhat different significances to the three colors, for instance, the color red representing the blood spilled to preserve our freedoms, however the significance of the initial meaning has actually been rather regular from 1782.
How did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think of the areas around the globe that the American flag has flown, consider the improvement it has undergone throughout the decades on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to think about all that was offered as well as sacrificed to ensure that the American flag can fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag slowly rose to its present number today wherein a brand-new star would certainly be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating horizontal red and white stripes has actually remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared 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 every brand-new state would no longer happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to consisting of just thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of hardiness, valor, purity, innocence, vigilance, determination as well as justice; it is a sign of freedom. Freedom that has actually been fought so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this country as well as the households within so much, but it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Typical flag rules recommends that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers must two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just heaven starred area revealing on the outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it supplies a dignified ceremonial touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary thing such as a bedsheet, and due to the fact that it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long before the production of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” per of the steps.
A fancy flag folding event incorporating these meanings has from then on been designed for unique events such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they mean something to individuals that take part in the ceremony, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and its symbol is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been targetted at, set fire to, spew upon as well as stomped on, but she rises time and again. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in the state of Texas proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses everyday, it is fitting that we, as a country, have set aside one details day each year to recognize our flag as well as to bear in mind that it represents the ideals and also values that we should make every effort to uphold. May God honor America as well as those who protect her.
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