American Flags around Tallahassee.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong icon of American identification and national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background and also has undertaken many adjustments since the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The shades of the flag are symbolic too: red represents strength and valor, white signifies purity as well as innocence and also blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. The reason the Continental Congress initially chose the red, white, and also blue colors was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Chroniclers believe it was probably a color option based upon the British Union Jack, which had previously flown over the colonies.
Gradually, some have actually associated somewhat different significances to the 3 shades, for example, the shade red signifying the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, however the essence of the original significance has been fairly consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag turn into what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Consider the areas around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think about the transformation it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American soil. It is really humbling to think about all that was provided as well as compromised to ensure that the American flag can fly openly across this nation.
The flag that began with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag slowly increased to its existing 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 variety of rotating straight red and also white stripes has actually stayed 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 adding a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would not happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded as well as it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would go back to containing just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of hardiness, valor, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is a sign of freedom. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this country as well as the families within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag rules recommends that prior to an American flag is stored or flown, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite heaven 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 heaven starred area showing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this fashion due to the fact that each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner since it offers a sensible ritualistic touch that identifies folding a flag from folding an average thing such as a bed cover, and also due to the fact that it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical method long prior to the development of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” per of the actions.
A sophisticated flag folding event including these meanings has since been devised for unique events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the sense that they mean something to the people who participate in the event, but they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step way.
This is America and its sign is the American Flag. This honorable sign has been shot at, burned, spit on and also stepped on, and yet she rises over and over. Although many Americans in the state of Florida happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one certain day every year to honor our flag and to bear in mind that it represents the beliefs and values that we should strive to maintain. May God bless America and those who defend her.
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