American Flags around Queen City.
Made in the USA!
The American flag is a solid sign of American identification and national pride. Called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful background and also has gone through several changes since the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies hardiness as well as valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence as well as blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
In time, some have associated somewhat different meanings to the three colors, as an example, the shade red symbolizing the blood spilled to preserve our freedoms, however the significance of the original meaning has been fairly consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has flown, think about the change it has actually undergone throughout the decades on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to consider all that was given and also given up so that the American flag can fly easily throughout this nation.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively increased to its existing number today wherein a brand-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 number of alternating straight red as well as 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 agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for each new state would certainly no longer occur as it will make the flag look crowded and also it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would return to including just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of hardiness, valiance, pureness, virtue, vigilance, willpower as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this country and also 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.
Typical flag rules recommends that prior to an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only the blue starred field showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner since it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a common thing such as a bed cover, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common practice long prior to the development of a ritualistic assignation of “indicating” to each of the actions.
A fancy flag folding ceremony including these meanings has actually from then on been developed for special occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the sense that they mean 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 and also its symbol is the American Flag. Also though numerous Americans in Texas proudly fly the flag outside their houses and companies every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually established aside one certain day each year to honor our flag and also to keep in mind that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we ought to make every effort to promote.
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