American Flags around New Limerick.
Made in America!
The American flag is a strong sign of American identity as well as national pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background as well as has actually undergone lots of changes since the very first main flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies strength and also valiance, white signifies pureness as well as virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, perseverance as well as justice.
Over time, some have actually connected somewhat various significances to the three colors, as an example, the shade red signifying the blood spilled to maintain our liberty, yet the essence of the initial significance has actually been fairly regular from 1782.
How did the American flag grow into exactly what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 colors or a “decor”. Consider the areas around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, consider the transformation it has actually undergone throughout the decades on American land. It is really humbling to think of all that was given and also sacrificed to make sure that the American flag can fly openly across this country.
The flag that started with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually increased to its existing number today wherein a brand-new star would be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating straight red as well as white stripes has stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that adding a stripe to the flag for each new state would certainly not take place as it will make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would go back to including only thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of hardiness, valiance, pureness, virtue, vigilance, determination as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been battled so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has cost this country as well as 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.
Conventional flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or presented, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with just the blue starred field showing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to create: 2 lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded up in this way because each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded this way since it gives a dignified ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a regular item such as a bed cover, and also due to the fact that it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical method long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “meaning” to every of the actions.
An intricate flag folding event integrating these meanings has actually from then on been created for special events such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These connections are “real” in the sense that they mean something to the people who take part in the event, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its icon is the American Flag. This honorable icon has actually been targetted at, burned, spit on and also stepped on, but she rises over and over. Despite the fact that many Americans in Maine proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have alloted one certain day yearly to recognize our flag and also to remember that it stands for the ideals as well as values that we must strive to uphold. May God honor America and those that protect her.
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