American Flags around Nunapitchuk.
Proudly Made in America!
The American flag is a strong sign of American identity and also nationwide pride. Also called Old Glory, the United States flag has a vibrant background as well as has undergone numerous changes starting from the first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness and also valiance, white represents pureness and virtue and also blue represents vigilance, determination as well as justice.
With time, some have attributed a little various meanings to the 3 colors, as an example, the color red representing the bloodshed spilled to protect our freedoms, but the significance of the original meaning has been rather regular from 1782.
How did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Consider the areas around the world that the American flag has flown, think about the improvement it has undertaken throughout the decades on American land. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was given and also given up so that the American flag can fly openly across this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively increased to its existing number today in which a new star would certainly be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating straight red as well as white stripes has remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for every new state would not happen as it will certainly make the flag look crowded as well as it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to containing just thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of strength, valor, purity, virtue, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Freedom that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the years. Liberty that has cost this country and the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Typical flag rules suggests that prior to an American flag is stored or presented, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite heaven area) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only the blue starred area revealing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this way since each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner because it provides a dignified ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding an average item such as a bed cover, and since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common practice long prior to the production of a ritualistic assignation of “indicating” per of the actions.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony integrating these meanings has since been developed for unique occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the feeling that they imply something to individuals who join the ceremony, however they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and its sign is the American Flag. This honorable icon has actually been targetted at, set fire to, spit upon and also stepped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Even though lots of Americans in the state of Alaska happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses on a daily basis, it is fitting that we, as a country, have set aside one particular day annually to honor our flag and to keep in mind that it stands for the beliefs and values that we must strive to promote. May God honor America and those who defend her.
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