American Flags around Wharncliffe.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a solid symbol of American identity and nationwide pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and has actually gone through numerous modifications from the very first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and valiance, white represents pureness and innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, determination and justice.
Gradually, some have attributed slightly different meanings to the 3 colors, for instance, the shade red representing the blood spilled to protect our freedoms, yet the essence of the initial definition has actually been rather regular from 1782.
How did the American flag grow into exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “design”. Consider the places around the globe that the American flag has flown, consider the transformation it has actually gone through throughout the decades on American territory. It is truly humbling to think about all that was provided as well as sacrificed to ensure that the American flag can fly openly throughout this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag slowly increased to its present number today in which a brand-new star would certainly be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating straight red and white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would no longer happen as it will make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to including just thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of hardiness, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is a sign of freedom. Freedom that has actually been combatted so hard for over the years. Liberty that has cost this nation as well as the households within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag rules suggests that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers ought to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter til 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 really folded up in this manner because each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it supplies a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an average object such as a blanket, as well as due to the fact that it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long before the development of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” to every of the actions.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these significances has actually since been created for unique occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they imply something to the people who take part in the event, yet they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the conventional thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. Also though numerous Americans in West Virginia happily fly the flag outside their houses and also businesses every day, it is suitable that we, as a nation, have actually set aside one certain day each year to recognize our flag and also to bear in mind that it stands for the perfects and values that we should make every effort to maintain.
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