American Flags around Silver Creek.
Made in America!
The United States flag is a strong sign of American identification as well as national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background as well as has undergone many modifications starting from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies hardiness and valor, white symbolizes pureness as well as virtue and also blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and also justice.
In time, some have actually associated somewhat various definitions to the 3 shades, as an example, the color red symbolizing the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, yet the essence of the initial significance has actually been relatively constant since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into just what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 colors or a “design”. Consider the locations around the globe that the American flag has flown, consider the change it has gone through throughout the decades on American soil. It is absolutely humbling to think about all that was given and given up to make sure that the American flag can fly openly throughout this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars expanded 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 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 alternating horizontal red and also white stripes has stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that including a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would certainly not happen as it will make the flag appear crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would certainly go back to having just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of hardiness, valor, purity, innocence, vigilance, perseverance as well as justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has been battled so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this country as well as the families within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette suggests that prior to an American flag is stored or presented, its handlers should two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite heaven area) 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 heaven starred field revealing on the outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this fashion because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it offers a dignified ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a common item such as a blanket, and since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical method long before the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “implying” per of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding event incorporating these significances has actually from then on been designed for special celebrations such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the sense that they mean something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the standard thirteen-step manner.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. Also though many Americans in New York proudly fly the flag outside their residences as well as organisations every day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually set apart one certain day each year to honor our flag as well as to remember that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we ought to strive to promote.
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