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The American flag is a strong symbol of American identification and also nationwide pride. Also known as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background and also has undergone numerous adjustments starting from the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the American flag includes thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and valor, white signifies purity as well as virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, determination and justice. Nonetheless, the factor the Continental Congress initially chose the red, white, and also blue shades was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was most likely a color choice based upon the British Union Jack, which had formerly flown over the colonies.
With time, some have actually associated somewhat various significances to the three shades, for instance, the shade red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to preserve our liberty, but the significance of the original significance has been fairly regular since 1782.
How did the American flag become just what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Think of the places around the world that the American flag has actually flown, consider the improvement it has actually undertaken throughout the decades on American soil. It is truly humbling to think of all that was given and given up so 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 other states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively increased to its existing number today wherein 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 rotating straight red and also white stripes has remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that including a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly not take place as it will make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would go back to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of strength, valor, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower and also justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been combatted so hard for over the years. Liberty that has cost this nation and the families within a lot, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette recommends that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers ought to twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other 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 just heaven starred field revealing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this fashion since each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded in this manner because it supplies a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a normal item such as a bed cover, as well as because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical practice long prior to the development of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” per of the steps.
A fancy flag folding ceremony integrating these meanings has actually from then on been designed for special celebrations such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to the people who participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded up in the standard thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been shot at, set fire to, spit on and also stomped on, but she rises over and over. Even though several Americans in Alabama proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses on a daily basis, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually reserved one certain day every year to recognize our flag and also to bear in mind that it stands for the beliefs and also values that we must strive to uphold. May God honor America and also those who defend her.
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