American Flags around Hyde Park.
Made in the USA!
The United States flag is a solid icon of American identity and also national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful background and has undertaken several modifications since the very first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents strength and valor, white signifies purity as well as virtue as well as blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Gradually, some have actually attributed somewhat different definitions to the 3 colors, for instance, the shade red signifying the blood spilled to protect our freedoms, but the essence of the initial definition has actually been fairly consistent from 1782.
How did the American flag grow into exactly what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 shades or a “decoration”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think of the transformation it has undergone throughout the decades on American soil. It is truly humbling to think of all that was provided as well as given up to make sure that the American flag could fly openly across this nation.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today where a new star would certainly be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating straight red and also white stripes has actually remained 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 including a stripe to the flag for every new state would no longer happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to including just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not only of hardiness, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the years. Freedom that has cost this country as well as the households within a lot, but it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other 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 only the blue starred area showing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this way because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it provides a dignified ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an average thing such as a bed cover, as well as because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common technique long before the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to every of the actions.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these definitions has actually since been devised for unique events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the feeling that they imply something to the people that participate in the ceremony, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the standard thirteen-step manner.
This is America and also its symbol is the American Flag. Even though many Americans in the state of Vermont happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have established apart one specific day each year to honor our flag and also to bear in mind that it stands for the perfects and also worths that we must make every effort to uphold.
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