American Flags around Boynton.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong sign of American identity and national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and also has undergone many adjustments from the first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies strength and valiance, white symbolizes pureness as well as innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, perseverance as well as justice.
With time, some have actually connected a little various meanings to the three colors, for instance, the shade red representing the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, yet the significance of the initial significance has actually been relatively consistent since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 shades or a “decoration”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think about the change it has undertaken throughout the decades on American soil. It is truly humbling to think of all that was offered and sacrificed so that the American flag can fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today in which a brand-new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating straight red and also white stripes has remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would not happen as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would certainly go back to having just thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of hardiness, valiance, purity, innocence, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has cost this country and the families within so much, but it is still a sign to those wishing they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette suggests that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers must twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred field revealing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this way due to the fact that each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way because it gives a dignified ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an ordinary item such as a bed cover, and because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual practice long prior to the production of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to each of the actions.
An intricate flag folding ceremony including these meanings has from then on been devised for unique events such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the feeling that they mean something to individuals who take part in the ceremony, yet they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. This respectable sign has actually been shot at, set fire to, spit upon as well as stepped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Despite the fact that lots of Americans in Pennsylvania happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a country, have reserved one certain day annually to recognize our flag and to keep in mind that it stands for the beliefs and also values that we ought to strive to support. May God bless America and also those that defend her.
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