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The U.S. flag is a solid symbol of American identification as well as nationwide pride. Called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background as well as has actually gone through numerous modifications from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the American flag includes thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 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 and valor, white signifies pureness and virtue and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice. Nevertheless, the factor the Continental Congress initially chose the red, white, and also blue shades was not explained in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians believe it was possibly a color option based on the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
Over time, some have actually attributed somewhat various significances to the three shades, for example, the shade red representing the blood spilled to preserve our freedoms, but the essence of the initial definition has actually been rather consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag become just what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 colors or a “design”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has flown, think about the transformation it has actually gone through throughout the decades on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to consider all that was offered and compromised to ensure that the American flag can fly easily across this nation.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag slowly increased to its present number today where a new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red as well as white stripes has actually continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly no longer occur as it will make the flag appear crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly return to containing only thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of strength, valor, purity, virtue, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this nation as well as the households within so much, but it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag rules suggests that prior to an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers must twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred field showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way since each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way because it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an average item such as a blanket, and since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common method long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” to each of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these significances has actually since been created for special celebrations such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These connections are “real” in the sense that they indicate something to individuals who take part in the event, but they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the traditional thirteen-step way.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This respectable icon has actually been shot at, burned, spew upon as well as stepped on, and yet she rises again and again. Even though several Americans in Texas happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually reserved one certain day every year to recognize our flag and also to keep in mind that it represents the beliefs and also values that we ought to strive to promote. May God honor America and also those who protect her.
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