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The American flag is a strong symbol of American identity as well as national pride. Also known as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history as well as has undergone lots of modifications starting from the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and valor, white signifies purity and innocence and also blue stands for vigilance, willpower as well as justice.
Over time, some have actually associated somewhat various definitions to the three colors, for instance, the color red representing the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, yet the essence of the original definition has been rather regular from 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, consider the improvement it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to think about all that was provided and compromised to make sure that the American flag could fly openly across this nation.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today wherein a brand-new star would be added to the blue area 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 continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up 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 and every brand-new state would certainly no longer happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of hardiness, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the years. Freedom that has cost this country and 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.
Standard flag etiquette recommends that prior to an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers ought to twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only heaven starred field showing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner because each of the folds has a special symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it offers a dignified ritualistic touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a common item such as a bedsheet, as well as because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual practice long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to every of the steps.
A fancy flag folding event including these significances has actually since been devised for special celebrations such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the sense that they imply something to individuals that participate in the ceremony, yet they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the standard thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This honorable symbol has actually been shot at, burned, spew upon and stepped on, but she rises time and again. Even though many Americans in the state of West Virginia proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses on a daily basis, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually set aside one specific day annually to recognize our flag and to remember that it stands for the beliefs and also values that we ought to aim to promote. May God bless America and those who protect her.
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