American Flags around Lobelville.
Made in America!
The American flag is a solid symbol of American identity and national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history and has gone through numerous adjustments since the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents strength and valiance, white represents purity and also innocence as well as blue represents vigilance, determination and also justice.
Gradually, some have actually connected slightly various definitions to the 3 colors, for example, the color red signifying the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, yet the significance of the original significance has actually been rather consistent from 1782.
Just how did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think of the locations around the world that the American flag has flown, consider the improvement it has actually undergone throughout the decades on American territory. It is genuinely humbling to think about all that was given and also compromised to ensure that the American flag could fly easily across this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today where a new star would certainly be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and also 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 and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for each and 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 decided then that the flag would return to including only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower and also justice; it is a sign of freedom. Freedom that has been combatted so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has actually cost this nation and the households within a lot, but it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Traditional flag etiquette prescribes 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 area) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in a triangular patter til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only heaven starred area showing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded in this manner because it gives a dignified ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an ordinary item such as a bed cover, and because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common practice long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “indicating” per of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding ceremony including these meanings has actually since been devised for special occasions such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the feeling that they mean something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and also its icon is the American Flag. This honorable icon has actually been shot at, burned, spit upon and stepped on, but she rises over and over. Even though numerous Americans in Tennessee happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually set aside one particular day annually to recognize our flag as well as to bear in mind that it represents the ideals and values that we must strive to promote. May God bless America and those that defend her.
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