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The United States flag is a solid symbol of American identification as well as national pride. Also called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history and has actually undertaken numerous modifications from the first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and valor, white represents pureness as well as virtue and also blue represents vigilance, willpower and also justice.
In time, some have connected slightly various definitions to the 3 shades, as an example, the color red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to preserve our freedoms, yet the essence of the initial definition has actually been rather consistent from 1782.
How did the American flag turn into exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “design”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think about the change it has actually undergone throughout the decades on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was given and compromised to ensure that the American flag can fly easily across this nation.
The flag that started with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually rose to its existing number today in which a new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating straight red and also white stripes has continued to be 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 determined that including a stripe to the flag for each new state would not occur as it will make the flag look crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to including only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of hardiness, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has actually been battled so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation and also the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Conventional flag rules suggests that prior to an American flag is stored or flown, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite the blue field) 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 it takes thirteen folds to generate: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way due to the fact that each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it provides a dignified ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding an ordinary item such as a bedsheet, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical practice long before the production of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to every of the steps.
An intricate flag folding event integrating these significances has actually since been designed for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the traditional thirteen-step fashion.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This honorable sign has been shot at, set fire to, spit upon as well as stomped on, but she rises repeatedly. Despite the fact that several Americans in the state of Utah happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses on a daily basis, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one specific day annually to honor our flag as well as to remember that it represents the ideals and values that we ought to make every effort to promote. May God bless America as well as those who safeguard her.
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