American Flags around Wilsonburg.
Made in America!
The United States flag is a solid symbol of American identity as well as national pride. Known popularly as Old Glory, the U.S. flag has a colorful history and also has actually gone through several adjustments starting from the first official flag of 1777.
Today the flag is composed of thirteen straight stripes, 7 red alternating with 6 white stripes. The colors of the flag are symbolic as well: red signifies hardiness and also valor, white signifies purity and also virtue as well as blue represents vigilance, determination and justice.
With time, some have associated slightly different definitions to the 3 shades, for example, the shade red representing the bloodshed spilled to preserve our liberty, but the essence of the original meaning has been fairly constant from 1782.
How did the American flag turn into just what it is today?
It is so much greater than the 3 colors or a “design”. Think about the places around the world that the American flag has flown, think of the improvement it has undertaken throughout the years on American soil. It is absolutely humbling to think of all that was given and also sacrificed to make sure that the American flag can fly openly across this country.
The flag that began with just 13 stars expanded to 50 with the addition of states to the Union. The variety of stars on the flag gradually increased to its present number today where a brand-new star would certainly be added to the blue area on the 4th of July after the date of each new state’s admission.
The number of rotating straight red and also white stripes has continued to be at thirteen except from 1795 to 1818 when fifteen stripes showed up on the flag to show the admission of Kentucky and also Vermont to the Union. In 1818, it was decided 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 appear crowded and it would certainly make the flag unwieldy. It was decided then that the flag would return to consisting of only thirteen stripes to represent the original colonies.
The American flag is a sign not only of hardiness, valiance, pureness, innocence, vigilance, willpower and justice; it is a symbol of freedom. Liberty that has actually been battled so hard for over the years. Liberty that has actually cost this country and the families 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 etiquette recommends that prior to an American flag is stored or presented, its handlers ought to twice fold it in half lengthwise; after that (from the end opposite the blue area) 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 just heaven starred field 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 fashion because each of the folds has a unique symbolic definition; the flag is folded in this manner since it gives a sensible ritualistic touch that differentiates folding a flag from folding an average item such as a bedsheet, and because it results an aesthetically pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. This thirteen-fold procedure was an usual technique long prior to the creation of a ceremonial assignation of “implying” per of the actions.
A sophisticated flag folding event integrating these definitions has actually from then on been designed for special occasions such as Memorial Day and Veterans Day. These associations are “real” in the feeling that they indicate something to the people who join the event, yet they are not the reason a flag is folded in the standard thirteen-step way.
This is America as well as its sign is the American Flag. This respectable icon has actually been shot at, burned, spew on and also stomped on, and yet she rises time and again. Although lots of Americans in the state of West Virginia proudly fly the flag outside their homes and businesses daily, it is fitting that we, as a nation, have actually reserved one details day annually to recognize our flag and to keep in mind that it represents the beliefs and also values that we must aim to support. May God bless America and also those who safeguard her.
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