American Flags around Riverdale.
Made in the USA!
The U.S. flag is a solid sign of American identity as well as nationwide pride. Also known as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and has actually undertaken numerous adjustments from the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the American flag contains thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The stripes represent the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the nation. The colors of the flag are symbolic also: red represents hardiness and valiance, white symbolizes purity and also virtue and also blue represents vigilance, willpower as well as justice. The factor the Continental Congress originally picked the red, white, and also blue colors was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Historians believe it was possibly a shade choice based upon the British Union Jack, which had formerly flown over the colonies.
Over time, some have actually attributed a little different meanings to the 3 shades, as an example, the shade red symbolizing the blood spilled to protect our freedoms, however the significance of the initial definition has actually been rather consistent from 1782.
How did the American flag become what it is today?
It is a lot more than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think about the locations around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think about the improvement it has actually undergone throughout the years on American soil. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was given as well as given up so that the American flag can fly openly throughout this nation.
The flag that started with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of other states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually rose to its existing number today where a brand-new star would be included in the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of alternating horizontal red and also white stripes has remained 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 decided that including a stripe to the flag for each brand-new state would certainly no longer occur as it will certainly make the flag appear crowded and also it would make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would go back to including just thirteen stripes to represent the initial colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of strength, valiance, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination as well as justice; it is a sign of freedom. Liberty that has actually been combatted so hard for over the decades. Freedom that has actually cost this nation and also the households within a lot, and yet it is still a sign to those wishing they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding up the American flag.
Traditional flag rules suggests that prior to an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers need to twice fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “cushion” of the flag with only the blue starred area revealing outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to create: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this manner since each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner since it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding a normal object such as a blanket, as well as since it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical practice long before the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “meaning” to every of the steps.
An intricate flag folding ceremony including these meanings has actually from then on been devised for special occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the feeling that they indicate something to individuals that participate in the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded up in the standard thirteen-step manner.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This honorable icon has been targetted at, set fire to, spit upon as well as stepped on, and yet she rises again and again. Even though numerous Americans in Maryland happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses each day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually alloted one specific day yearly to recognize our flag as well as to bear in mind that it stands for the beliefs and also values that we need to make every effort to maintain. May God bless America as well as those that defend her.
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