American Flags around Denham Springs.
Made in America!
The United States flag is a strong sign of American identity and nationwide pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background as well as has undergone numerous modifications starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red represents hardiness and also valor, white represents pureness and also virtue and blue represents vigilance, perseverance as well as justice.
With time, some have actually connected a little various definitions to the three colors, for instance, the shade red symbolizing the blood spilled to preserve our freedoms, however the significance of the original definition has been rather regular from 1782.
Just how did the American flag become exactly what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Think about the areas around the globe that the American flag has flown, think about the change it has undergone throughout the years on American land. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was given and also given up to make sure that the American flag can fly openly across this country.
The flag that started 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 in which a brand-new star would be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and also white stripes has actually continued to be 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 agreed that adding a stripe to the flag for every new state would no longer happen as it will certainly make the flag look crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would go back to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of hardiness, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, determination and justice; it is a sign of liberty. Freedom that has actually been combatted so hard for over the years. Freedom that has cost this country as well as the households within so much, and yet it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag rules recommends that prior to an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers ought to two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with just the blue starred field revealing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this fashion due to the fact that each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner due to the fact that it gives a dignified ceremonial touch that identifies folding a flag from folding a common object such as a blanket, and also since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual method long before the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to each of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding event integrating these meanings has from then on been created for unique celebrations such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These connections are “real” in the sense that they mean something to individuals that join the ceremony, yet they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the traditional thirteen-step way.
This is America as well as its symbol is the American Flag. Even though numerous Americans in the state of Louisiana happily fly the flag outside their residences and services every day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have set aside one certain day each year to honor our flag and also to remember that it represents the perfects and also worths that we ought to make every effort to promote.
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