American Flags around Havelock.
Made in America!
The United States flag is a strong sign of American identity and national pride. Likewise called Old Glory, the United States flag has a colorful history and has undergone many modifications starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the American flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, seven red rotating with six white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness as well as valor, white represents pureness as well as virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, determination and justice. The reason the Continental Congress originally selected the red, white, and blue colors was not made clear in the resolution taking on the flag. Historians believe it was most likely a color choice based on the British Union Jack, which had actually formerly flown over the colonies.
With time, some have attributed a little various significances to the 3 colors, for example, the color red representing the blood spilled to protect our liberty, but the essence of the original significance has actually been relatively constant since 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag become just what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “design”. Consider the areas around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, consider the improvement it has actually undertaken throughout the decades on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was given as well as compromised so that the American flag can fly freely across this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag slowly rose to its existing number today where a new star would be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating straight red as well as 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 as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every new state would certainly no longer occur as it will certainly make the flag look crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would return to containing only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valor, purity, virtue, vigilance, perseverance as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has actually been fought so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation and also the families within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those desiring they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or presented, 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 until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only heaven starred field revealing 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 fashion due to the fact that each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it gives a dignified ceremonial touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a common object such as a bedsheet, as well as because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical method long before the development of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” per of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony including these significances has from then on been designed for unique occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the sense that they indicate something to individuals that take part in the event, however they are not the reason a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its icon is the American Flag. This honorable sign has actually been shot at, set fire to, spew on as well as stepped on, but she rises time and again. Despite the fact that lots of Americans in the state of North Carolina happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a country, have set aside one particular day every year to honor our flag as well as to remember that it represents the ideals as well as values that we ought to aim to support. May God honor America and also those that defend her.
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