American Flags around Thompsons Station.
Proudly Made in America!
The United States flag is a strong sign of American identity as well as national pride. Also called Old Glory, the American flag has a vivid history as well as has undertaken several modifications starting from the initial official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, seven red alternating with 6 white stripes. The shades of the flag are symbolic as well: red symbolizes strength and also valor, white represents purity and also innocence as well as blue stands for vigilance, determination and justice.
With time, some have associated a little various definitions to the 3 shades, for instance, the shade red signifying the blood spilled to protect our liberty, however the essence of the initial definition has been relatively consistent since 1782.
How did the American flag grow into just what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think of the places around the world that the American flag has actually flown, consider the change it has actually undertaken throughout the years on American territory. It is absolutely humbling to think about all that was provided as well as given up so that the American flag could fly freely across 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 progressively increased to its present number today where a new star would be included in 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 continued to be 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 brand-new state would not take place as it will certainly make the flag look crowded as well as it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was determined then that the flag would return to having only thirteen stripes to stand for the initial colonies.
The American flag is a symbol not just of strength, valiance, pureness, virtue, vigilance, perseverance and also justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Liberty that has been battled so hard for over the years. Liberty that has actually cost this country and the households within a lot, and yet it is still a sign to those wishing they had the freedom that the nation has.
Folding up the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette prescribes that before an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers should twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the other end opposite heaven field) make a triangular fold, continuing to fold it in a triangular patter up until 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 really folded up in this manner due to the fact that each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it gives a sensible ceremonial touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary item such as a bed cover, and also because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was a typical method long before the development of a ceremonial assignation of “indicating” to each of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding event integrating these meanings has actually from then on been devised for special events such as Memorial Day and also Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the feeling that they indicate something to individuals who join the event, but they are not the reason a flag is folded in the standard thirteen-step fashion.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This respectable icon has been shot at, burned, spew on and also stomped on, but she rises time and again. Despite the fact that several Americans in the state of Tennessee happily fly the flag outside their homes and businesses every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually alloted one certain day every year to recognize our flag as well as to bear in mind that it stands for the beliefs as well as values that we must make every effort to maintain. May God bless America as well as those that protect her.
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