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The American flag is a solid sign of American identification and also nationwide pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history and has gone through lots of changes since the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the initial 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the nation. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes hardiness and valiance, white symbolizes purity as well as innocence and also blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and also justice. The reason the Continental Congress initially selected the red, white, as well as blue shades was not made clear in the resolution embracing the flag. Chroniclers think it was most likely a shade option based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually formerly flown over the colonies.
Over time, some have actually connected a little various significances to the three shades, for instance, the shade red representing the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, however the significance of the initial significance has been rather consistent from 1782.
Just how did the American flag turn into exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Think of the locations around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think about the improvement it has actually gone through throughout the decades on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to consider all that was given and also sacrificed so that the American flag could fly freely across this nation.
The flag that started with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag slowly increased to its present number today in which a new star would certainly be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating horizontal red as well as white stripes has stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would not take place as it will certainly make the flag look crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly return to including just thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of hardiness, valiance, purity, innocence, vigilance, willpower as well as justice; it is an icon of liberty. Liberty that has actually been combatted so hard for over the years. Freedom that has actually cost this nation as well as the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Standard flag rules suggests that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite heaven area) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only heaven starred field showing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this fashion since each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner because it supplies a sensible ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary object such as a bed cover, and also due to the fact that it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was a common method long before the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “meaning” per of the actions.
A fancy flag folding event incorporating these meanings has actually since been developed for special occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “genuine” in the feeling that they imply something to the people that participate in the ceremony, however they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its icon is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been shot at, set fire to, spew upon as well as stepped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Despite the fact that several Americans in the state of Virginia proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one specific day each year to honor our flag as well as to remember that it stands for the beliefs as well as values that we ought to strive to promote. May God bless America and those that safeguard her.
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