American Flags around Plainview.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identification and also national pride. Called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background and has actually undergone several adjustments from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness and valor, white represents purity as well as innocence as well as blue represents vigilance, determination and also justice.
In time, some have actually connected slightly various meanings to the three shades, for example, the color red signifying the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, however the essence of the original significance has been rather constant since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Think about the places around the world that the American flag has flown, think of the transformation it has gone through throughout the decades on American soil. It is really humbling to consider all that was provided and compromised to make sure that the American flag can fly openly across this nation.
The flag that started with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively increased to its present number today wherein a new star would be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating horizontal red and white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that including a stripe to the flag for each new state would no longer occur as it will certainly make the flag look crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly go back to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valor, purity, innocence, vigilance, determination and justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has cost this nation and the families within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those desiring they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers must twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles up until 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 create: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner due to the fact that each of the folds has a special symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner because it gives a sensible ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a normal item such as a blanket, and because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common technique long prior to the development of a ceremonial assignation of “indicating” per of the steps.
A fancy flag folding event including these definitions has actually since been created for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the feeling that they mean something to the people who join the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and its icon is the American Flag. This honorable icon has actually been targetted at, burned, spew upon and also stomped on, but she rises again and again. Even though several Americans in New York happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses everyday, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually reserved one details day yearly to recognize our flag and to keep in mind that it stands for the beliefs as well as values that we must strive to support. May God honor America and also those that defend her.
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