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The U.S. flag is a strong sign of American identity and also national pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and has actually gone through several adjustments since the first main flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies hardiness as well as valiance, white symbolizes pureness as well as virtue and also blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. The reason the Continental Congress originally chose the red, white, and also blue shades was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Historians think it was most likely a color selection based upon the British Union Jack, which had previously flown over the colonies.
Over time, some have actually attributed somewhat different significances to the 3 colors, for example, the color red signifying the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, but the essence of the original definition has been rather constant from 1782.
How did the American flag grow into exactly what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Think about the areas around the world that the American flag has actually flown, think about the change it has undertaken throughout the years on American land. It is really humbling to think about all that was provided and compromised to ensure that the American flag can fly easily throughout this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag progressively increased to its present number today where a brand-new star would be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating straight red and also white stripes has 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 including a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly not occur as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would certainly return to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of strength, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has actually been fought so hard for over the years. Liberty that has cost this country and also the families within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those wanting they had the liberty that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag etiquette recommends that prior to an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only heaven starred area revealing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to produce: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this manner because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner since it offers a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary item such as a bed cover, as well as because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical method long before the development of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” per of the actions.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these meanings has from then on been designed for special events such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “genuine” in the sense that they mean something to individuals that take part in the event, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the conventional thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. Even though lots of Americans in Pennsylvania proudly fly the flag outside their residences and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have set apart one details day each year to honor our flag and also to keep in mind that it represents the suitables and also worths that we need to strive to promote.
Falls ZIP codes we serve: 18615