American Flags around Sumner.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identity and nationwide pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and also has undertaken numerous adjustments starting from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes hardiness and also valor, white symbolizes pureness and also innocence and blue stands for vigilance, perseverance as well as justice.
In time, some have actually connected slightly various meanings to the three colors, for example, the color red symbolizing the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, however the significance of the initial meaning has been rather regular from 1782.
Just how did the American flag become what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think about the areas around the globe that the American flag has flown, think about the improvement it has undergone throughout the years on American soil. It is absolutely humbling to think about all that was given and also sacrificed so that the American flag can fly easily across this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag progressively rose to its present number today where a brand-new star would be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and also white stripes has continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would certainly no longer occur as it will make the flag look crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly return to having only thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination and justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this nation and also the households within so much, but it is still a sign to those wanting they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette suggests that before an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers ought to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in a triangular patter up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only the blue starred area revealing on the outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this way due to the fact that each of the folds has a special symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it supplies a sensible ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary thing such as a bedsheet, and since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a common practice long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “indicating” to every of the steps.
An intricate flag folding event including these definitions has actually from then on been created for special occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the sense that they imply something to individuals that participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America and its symbol is the American Flag. This honorable symbol has actually been shot at, burned, spew upon as well as stepped on, but she rises time and again. Although several Americans in Illinois happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one specific day each year to recognize our flag as well as to keep in mind that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we must make every effort to maintain. May God bless America and also those who defend her.
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