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The American flag is a solid symbol of American identity and also national pride. Also called Old Glory, the American flag has a colorful history and also has actually undergone lots of changes since the very first official flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag consists of thirteen straight 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 as well: red signifies strength as well as valor, white symbolizes purity and innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and also justice. The factor the Continental Congress initially chose the red, white, and also blue colors was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Historians think it was possibly a shade selection based upon the British Union Jack, which had formerly flown over the colonies.
In time, some have actually connected slightly various significances to the 3 colors, as an example, the shade red signifying the blood spilled to protect our liberty, yet the essence of the original meaning has been relatively consistent since 1782.
Just how did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Consider the places around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think about the improvement it has actually gone through throughout the decades on American soil. It is genuinely humbling to think of all that was offered as well as sacrificed to ensure that the American flag could fly freely across this country.
The flag that started with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag slowly rose to its existing number today in which a brand-new star would be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating horizontal red and also white stripes has actually remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared 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 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 including just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of strength, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Liberty that has actually been combatted so hard for over the years. Liberty that has actually cost this nation and the households within a lot, but it is still a sign to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Traditional flag etiquette recommends that before an American flag is stored or presented, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only the blue starred field showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this fashion due to the fact that each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded in this manner because it supplies a sensible ritualistic touch that identifies folding a flag from folding an ordinary thing such as a blanket, as well as since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual method long prior to the development of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” per of the steps.
A fancy flag folding event including these significances has actually from then on been designed for unique occasions such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the sense that they mean something to individuals that take part in the ceremony, but they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step fashion.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This respectable symbol has been targetted at, burned, spit upon as well as stepped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Even though several Americans in Indiana happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually set aside one certain day each year to honor our flag as well as to keep in mind that it stands for the beliefs as well as values that we should make every effort to maintain. May God bless America and those that defend her.
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