American Flags in Henefer.
Made in America!
The United States flag is a strong icon of American identity and national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vibrant background and has gone through many adjustments since the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength as well as valor, white represents pureness and also virtue and also blue stands for vigilance, perseverance and also justice.
Over time, some have actually attributed slightly various meanings to the 3 colors, for example, the shade red symbolizing the blood spilled to protect our freedoms, however the essence of the initial definition has been relatively regular since 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decoration”. Think about the places around the globe that the American flag has flown, think of the transformation it has actually gone through throughout the years on American soil. It is absolutely humbling to think about all that was provided and also sacrificed so that the American flag could fly openly across this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag progressively increased to its existing number today wherein 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 rotating horizontal red and also white stripes has actually continued to be 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 no longer occur as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly go back to containing only thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of strength, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this country as well as the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those wishing they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is stored 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, continuously fold it in triangles til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just heaven starred area showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way since each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way because it gives a sensible ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a regular object such as a bedsheet, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual practice long prior to the creation of a ritualistic assignation of “meaning” per of the steps.
An intricate flag folding event incorporating these significances has since been devised for special events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These connections are “real” in the sense that they imply something to individuals that take part in the event, yet they are not the reason why a flag is folded up in the conventional thirteen-step way.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. This respectable symbol has actually been shot at, burned, spit upon and also stomped on, and yet she rises time and again. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in Utah happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have alloted one certain day every year to honor our flag and to keep in mind that it represents the beliefs and also values that we need to make every effort to maintain. May God honor America and those that defend her.
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