American Flags around Iron Ridge.
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The U.S. flag is a solid sign of American identity and nationwide pride. Likewise called Old Glory, the American flag has a vibrant history and also has actually undergone lots of changes from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and also valiance, white signifies purity and also virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
With time, some have associated somewhat different definitions to the three colors, for example, the color red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, yet the significance of the initial significance has been fairly regular since 1782.
Just how did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 shades or a “decoration”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has flown, think of the improvement it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American territory. It is truly humbling to think about all that was given and sacrificed to ensure that the American flag could fly easily throughout this country.
The flag that began with only 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 included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of rotating horizontal red as well as white stripes has actually remained at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that adding a stripe to the flag for each new state would certainly not occur as it will certainly 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 original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of strength, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Freedom that has been dealt with so hard for over the years. Liberty that has actually cost this nation and the households within so much, but it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette suggests that prior to an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only the blue starred area revealing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner since each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an ordinary thing such as a bed cover, and due to the fact that it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual method long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “suggesting” to each of the actions.
An elaborate flag folding event integrating these meanings has since been designed for special occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they indicate something to individuals who take part in the ceremony, but they are not the reason a flag is folded in the conventional thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and also its symbol is the American Flag. This honorable symbol has been shot at, set fire to, spew on as well as stomped on, but she rises time and again. Despite the fact that numerous Americans in the state of Wisconsin happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have set aside one specific day annually to honor our flag and also to keep in mind that it stands for the beliefs and values that we should strive to support. May God honor America as well as those who safeguard her.
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