American Flags around Wewoka.
Made in America!
The American flag is a strong sign of American identity as well as nationwide pride. Referred to as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a vivid background and also has undertaken several changes from the very first official flag of 1777.
Today the American flag contains thirteen straight stripes, seven red rotating with six white stripes. The stripes stand for the original 13 colonies; the stars stand for the 50 states of the country. The shades of the flag are symbolic also: red signifies hardiness and valiance, white represents purity and virtue and also blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice. The reason the Continental Congress originally selected the red, white, and blue shades was not made clear in the resolution adopting the flag. Historians think it was probably a shade choice based upon the British Union Jack, which had actually previously flown over the colonies.
In time, some have attributed slightly various significances to the 3 shades, for instance, the shade red representing the bloodshed spilled to protect our liberty, however the significance of the initial definition has actually been fairly regular from 1782.
How did the American flag become what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 shades or a “decor”. Think of the places around the globe that the American flag has actually flown, think about the improvement it has actually gone through throughout the decades on American soil. It is truly humbling to consider all that was given and compromised so that the American flag could fly openly throughout this nation.
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 slowly increased to its present number today wherein a new star would certainly be included in the blue field on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating straight red and white stripes has continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to note the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was determined that including a stripe to the flag for each and every brand-new state would certainly not happen as it will certainly make the flag look crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was agreed then that the flag would certainly return to consisting of only thirteen stripes to stand for the original colonies.
The American flag is an icon not just of hardiness, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, perseverance and justice; it is a symbol of liberty. Liberty that has been battled so hard for over the decades. Liberty that has actually cost this country and also the families within a lot, and yet it is still a beacon to those wanting they had the freedom that the country has.
Folding the American flag.
Standard flag etiquette suggests that prior to an American flag is stored or raised, its handlers need to two times fold it in half lengthwise; then (from the other end opposite the blue field) make a triangular fold, remaining to fold it in a triangular patter til the other end is reached. This makes a triangular “pillow” of the flag with only heaven starred area showing outside, as well as it takes thirteen folds to generate: 2 lengthwise folds as well as eleven triangular ones.
The flag isn’t folded up in this way since each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning; the flag is folded this way due to the fact that it offers a dignified ceremonial touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding a normal thing such as a bed cover, as well as due to the fact that it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold treatment was an usual method long before the development of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” per of the steps.
An elaborate flag folding ceremony integrating these significances has actually since been designed for unique occasions such as Memorial Day as well as Veterans Day. These connections are “genuine” in the feeling that they indicate something to individuals that join the event, however they are not the reason why a flag is folded up in the typical thirteen-step fashion.
This is America as well as its symbol is the American Flag. Even though many Americans in the state of Oklahoma happily fly the flag outside their residences as well as organisations every day, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have established apart one details day each year to honor our flag and to bear in mind that it stands for the perfects as well as values that we must strive to support.
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