American Flags near Casa Grande.
Made in America!
The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identification as well as nationwide pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history as well as has undertaken numerous modifications starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with six white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies strength and also valor, white symbolizes purity as well as virtue and also blue represents vigilance, determination and also justice.
Gradually, some have connected a little different significances to the three colors, for example, the color red representing the blood spilled to preserve our liberty, yet the essence of the initial definition has actually been rather regular from 1782.
How did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think about the places around the world that the American flag has flown, think about the change it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American land. It is absolutely humbling to consider all that was given and sacrificed to ensure that the American flag could fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag progressively rose to its existing number today wherein a brand-new star would be added to the blue area 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 continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that including a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would not take place as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would go back to having only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of hardiness, valiance, pureness, virtue, vigilance, perseverance as well as justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has actually been combatted so hard for over the years. Freedom that has actually cost this nation and also the families within so much, and yet it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Standard flag rules prescribes that prior to an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers must twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing 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 on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this manner because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way because it gives a dignified ritualistic touch that identifies folding a flag from folding an average thing such as a bed cover, and also since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical method long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” to each of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony integrating these significances has from then on been devised for special celebrations such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they mean something to the people who participate in the event, however they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the standard thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. Even though numerous Americans in Arizona proudly fly the flag outside their houses and services every day, it is suitable that we, as a nation, have set aside one specific day each year to recognize our flag as well as to bear in mind that it represents the perfects and worths that we should strive to maintain.
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