American Flags around Tallulah.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong icon of American identity and nationwide pride. Also known as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant history and also has gone through numerous adjustments from the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the American flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, seven red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the country. The shades of the flag are symbolic also: red represents strength as well as valor, white represents pureness as well as innocence as well as blue represents vigilance, perseverance as well as justice. The reason the Continental Congress originally selected the red, white, as well as blue shades was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Chroniclers think it was most likely a color option based on the British Union Jack, which had formerly flown over the colonies.
With time, some have actually connected a little different definitions to the 3 colors, as an example, the color red representing the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, yet the significance of the initial definition has been rather constant since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think about the areas around the globe that the American flag has flown, think of the change it has actually undergone throughout the decades on American land. It is truly humbling to think about all that was given as well as compromised to make sure that the American flag can fly freely across this nation.
The flag that began with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually rose to its existing number today where a new star would certainly be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the day 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 note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that including a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would no longer occur as it will make the flag look 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 represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not just of strength, valor, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower and also justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has actually been battled so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this nation and also the families within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Typical flag etiquette prescribes that prior to an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers ought to twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only the blue starred area showing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this fashion because each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it offers a sensible ceremonial touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary thing such as a bed cover, as well as due to the fact that it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was a common method long before the production of a ritualistic assignation of “meaning” to every of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these definitions has from then on been developed for special events such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the feeling that they mean something to individuals who take part in the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the traditional thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and also its symbol is the American Flag. Also though lots of Americans in the state of Louisiana happily fly the flag outside their houses and also services every day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually established apart one certain day each year to honor our flag and to keep in mind that it represents the suitables and also worths that we should make every effort to maintain.
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