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The U.S. flag is a strong symbol of American identification as well as national pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background as well as has actually undergone several adjustments starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with six white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes hardiness and also valiance, white symbolizes pureness and also virtue and blue represents vigilance, willpower as well as justice.
With time, some have actually associated a little various significances to the 3 colors, as an example, the color red signifying the bloodshed spilled to preserve our liberty, however the significance of the original definition has actually been rather constant from 1782.
Exactly how did the American flag turn into just what it is today?
It is a lot greater than the 3 shades or a “design”. Think of the locations around the globe that the American flag has flown, think about the improvement it has gone through throughout the years on American soil. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was offered and given up to make sure that the American flag could fly freely throughout this nation.
The flag that started with only 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag progressively rose to its existing number today where a brand-new star would certainly be included in the blue area 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 continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky as well as Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided that including a stripe to the flag for each new state would certainly not happen as it will certainly make the flag look crowded as well as it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would certainly go back to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valor, pureness, virtue, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is an icon of freedom. Liberty that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has cost this country and the households within so much, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Typical flag rules suggests that prior to an American flag is kept or raised, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite heaven 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 only heaven starred area showing on the outside, and it takes thirteen folds to create: two lengthwise folds and also eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this manner since each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way since it provides a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a normal item such as a bed cover, and because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was a common method long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “indicating” per of the actions.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony integrating these meanings has actually since been created for unique events such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These meanings are “genuine” in the feeling that they imply something to individuals that take part in the ceremony, yet they are not the reason that a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its symbol is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been targetted at, set fire to, spit on and also stepped on, but she rises over and over. Although lots of Americans in the state of Alaska happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses everyday, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually set aside one certain day each year to honor our flag and to remember that it represents the beliefs as well as values that we ought to strive to promote. May God bless America as well as those that defend her.
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