American Flags around Sumner.
Made in the USA!
The American flag is a solid symbol of American identity and nationwide pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background and also has gone through numerous adjustments since the initial main flag of 1777.
Today the U.S. flag consists of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red rotating with 6 white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars represent the 50 states of the nation. The shades of the flag are symbolic also: red represents hardiness and valor, white signifies pureness and also virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, determination and justice. The factor the Continental Congress originally picked the red, white, and also blue shades was not made clear in the resolution taking on the flag. Historians think it was possibly a shade selection based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
With time, some have actually connected a little different significances to the three colors, for example, the shade red symbolizing the bloodshed spilled to maintain our freedoms, but the essence of the original significance has been rather consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into what it is today?
It is so much more than the 3 colors or a “decoration”. Think of the locations around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, consider the improvement it has undergone throughout the decades on American soil. It is truly humbling to think about all that was given and given up to make sure that the American flag could fly easily throughout this country.
The flag that began with only 13 stars grew to 50 with the addition of new states to the Union. The number of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today wherein a new star would be added to the blue field on the 4th of July after the day of each new state’s admission.
The variety of rotating straight red and white stripes has actually stayed at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes appeared on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was agreed that including a stripe to the flag for each and every new state would not happen as it will make the flag appear crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would certainly go back to having only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is a sign not just of strength, valor, purity, virtue, vigilance, determination and also justice; it is an icon of liberty. Liberty that has been dealt with so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this nation and the households within a lot, and yet it is still a sign to those desiring they had the liberty that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Conventional flag rules suggests that before an American flag is kept or flown, its handlers ought to two times fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite the blue area) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in triangles up until the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with just the blue starred field revealing on the outside, and also it takes thirteen folds to produce: 2 lengthwise folds and eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t really folded in this fashion since each of the folds has a unique symbolic significance; the flag is folded in this manner since it supplies a dignified ritualistic touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an average thing such as a bedsheet, as well as because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle form. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual technique long before the development of a ritualistic assignation of “suggesting” to each of the actions.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony integrating these definitions has actually since been designed for unique events such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These associations are “genuine” in the feeling that they mean something to individuals who join the event, but they are not the reason why a flag is folded in the standard thirteen-step way.
This is America and its symbol is the American Flag. Also though lots of Americans in Mississippi happily fly the flag outside their houses as well as businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a country, have actually set apart one certain day each year to honor our flag and to keep in mind that it represents the perfects as well as values that we need to make every effort to maintain.
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