American Flags around Pleasant Dale.
Made in America!
The United States flag is a solid sign of American identity and nationwide pride. Additionally called Old Glory, the American flag has a colorful history and has actually undertaken numerous changes since the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength as well as valor, white symbolizes pureness and innocence and blue represents vigilance, willpower as well as justice.
Gradually, some have actually associated somewhat various definitions to the three shades, for example, the color red symbolizing the blood spilled to maintain our freedoms, but the essence of the original meaning has actually been relatively 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 “design”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think of the transformation it has actually gone through throughout the years on American soil. It is really humbling to consider all that was given as well as sacrificed to make sure that the American flag could fly freely throughout this country.
The flag that started with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag progressively 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 rotating straight red and also white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that including a stripe to the flag for every brand-new state would certainly no longer occur as it will make the flag appear crowded and it would make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly return to containing just thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of strength, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, willpower and also justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has been fought so hard for over the years. Freedom that has cost this country and the families within a lot, but it is still a beacon to those wishing they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Conventional flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite heaven area) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred area showing outside, and it takes thirteen folds to produce: two lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way because it provides a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a common item such as a bed cover, and also because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a typical technique long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to each of the steps.
A sophisticated flag folding ceremony incorporating these definitions has since been devised for unique occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These connections are “real” in the sense that they indicate something to individuals who participate in the event, but they are not the reason that a flag is folded in the typical thirteen-step fashion.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This respectable sign has been shot at, set fire to, spit on and stepped on, but she rises over and over. Even though numerous Americans in the state of Nebraska happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses on a daily basis, it is fitting that we, as a country, have reserved one certain day yearly to recognize our flag as well as to keep in mind that it stands for the beliefs and also values that we need to strive to maintain. May God bless America as well as those who defend her.
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