American Flags around Parker Dam.
Made in America!
The American flag is a solid symbol of American identity and also national pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the American flag has a colorful background as well as has undertaken lots of adjustments from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes hardiness as well as valor, white signifies purity as well as virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Over time, some have attributed a little various definitions to the 3 colors, for instance, the color red representing the blood spilled to protect our freedoms, yet the essence of the initial definition has actually been rather consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag become just what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Consider the places around the globe that the American flag has flown, think about the change it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American soil. It is really humbling to think of all that was offered and given up so that the American flag could fly easily across this nation.
The flag that started with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its existing number today wherein a new star would be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The variety of alternating horizontal red as well as 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 Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that including a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would no longer happen as it will make the flag appear crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would return to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not only of strength, valiance, purity, innocence, vigilance, willpower as well as justice; it is an icon of freedom. Freedom that has actually been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has cost this country and also the households within a lot, but it is still a sign to those wanting they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuously fold it in triangles up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with just heaven 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 up in this fashion because each of the folds has a special symbolic definition; the flag is folded this way since it provides a sensible ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a common thing such as a bedsheet, and also since it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual method long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to each of the steps.
A fancy flag folding ceremony incorporating these meanings has since been devised for special occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These meanings are “real” in the sense that they mean something to individuals that take part in the ceremony, but they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the standard thirteen-step fashion.
This is America and also its sign is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been shot at, burned, spit upon as well as stepped on, and yet she rises repeatedly. Even though several Americans in California happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have alloted one certain day every year to recognize our flag and to bear in mind that it represents the beliefs and also values that we should strive to uphold. May God honor America and also those that safeguard her.
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