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The U.S. flag is a strong sign of American identification as well as nationwide pride. Also known as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background and has actually gone through many adjustments since the very first main flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag includes thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating 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 represents hardiness as well as valor, white symbolizes pureness as well as innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, willpower and justice. However, the reason the Continental Congress initially picked the red, white, as well as blue shades was not explained in the resolution embracing the flag. Historians think it was possibly a color choice based on the British Union Jack, which had actually formerly flown over the colonies.
In time, some have actually associated slightly various definitions to the three shades, for example, the color red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to maintain our liberty, yet the significance of the original meaning has been fairly regular from 1782.
How did the American flag turn into what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 shades or a “design”. Consider the locations around the world that the American flag has flown, think of the transformation it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American territory. It is truly humbling to think about all that was provided and sacrificed so that the American flag could fly freely across this nation.
The flag that started with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively rose to its present number today where a new star would certainly be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of rotating straight red and white stripes has actually remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would not happen as it will make the flag look crowded as well as it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided 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 strength, valor, purity, innocence, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this country and also the families within a lot, and yet it is still a sign to those wishing they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers should two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only heaven starred area revealing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way due to the fact that each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way since it provides a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an average object such as a blanket, and since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical practice long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” to each of the actions.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony including these definitions has actually from then on been devised for special celebrations such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the sense that they indicate something to individuals who participate in the ceremony, however they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step manner.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. Even though numerous Americans in Michigan happily fly the flag outside their houses and services every day, it is suitable that we, as a country, have set aside one certain day each year to recognize our flag as well as to remember that it stands for the suitables as well as values that we need to make every effort to promote.
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