American Flags around Thorntown.
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The U.S. flag is a solid icon of American identity as well as nationwide pride. Called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful background and also has actually gone through several changes since the first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness and also valor, white symbolizes purity as well as virtue and also blue stands for vigilance, determination and also justice.
Over time, some have connected slightly different definitions to the 3 colors, for example, the color red symbolizing the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, but the essence of the initial meaning has been rather regular since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think about the areas around the world that the American flag has flown, think of the change it has actually undertaken throughout the decades on American land. It is absolutely humbling to consider all that was given and also given up to make sure that the American flag could 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 slowly increased to its present number today wherein a new star would be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of rotating straight 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 note the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly 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 return to having just thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not just of hardiness, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is a sign of liberty. Freedom that has actually been combatted so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this country as well as the families within so much, but it is still a sign to those wanting they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers ought 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 the blue starred area revealing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to create: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way because it provides a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a common thing such as a bed cover, as well as because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual technique long prior to the production of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to each of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony integrating these significances has actually from then on been created for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the feeling that they mean something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded up in the conventional thirteen-step fashion.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This honorable icon has actually been targetted at, set fire to, spit on and also stomped on, but she rises over and over. Despite the fact that several Americans in the state of Indiana happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses each day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have alloted one details day every year to honor our flag and to remember that it represents the beliefs and values that we should make every effort to support. May God honor America as well as those who protect her.
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