Do Americans love their flag
Do Americans love their flag?
Americans love their flag as an expression of patriotism and a long-standing American education of its citizens.
We often see Americans wearing the flag on their bodies, painting it on their faces, wearing it on their heads, etc. in order to show their love for their country.
In many elementary and middle schools in the U.S., teachers lead students to read aloud the American National Anthem or recite the Pledge of Allegiance in front of the flag every morning, a ceremony so serious that even the most naughty children dare not make trouble. In junior and senior high schools, the National Anthem is sung at various school clubs and other large events, and all students stand up and face the flag in a salute. The best students in the school lead the national anthem or read it aloud collectively.
The first thing Americans do before attending and watching a sporting event is to stand and sing the national anthem. Thousands of Americans of all colors gaze at the rising Stars and Stripes and sing the national anthem.
In the United States, the flag is displayed in public places such as civic centers, squares, roadsides, and stores in every state, and in classrooms and function rooms in elementary and secondary schools. To show his love for his country, an American will wear the flag on his body, paint it on his face, wear it on his head, hang it on his car or in front of his house.
American flags are especially abundant. A star-spangled banner is often placed in front of a villa or on the eaves of a house, and even the American flag is placed on some cars. This is not a rule, but a spontaneous act of people.
July 4, Independence Day in the United States, is the peak of the American flag sales. American flags are seen flying in thousands of parades and in the front and back yards of countless American homes. Some states have recently passed laws requiring that American flags flown in the United States be "Made in the USA" or face fines or even jail time. Arizona requires that every classroom, from middle school to public universities, have a domestically produced flag.
The flag of the United States is the Stars and Stripes, which was adopted by Congress on July 14, 1777, after the United States gained its independence. The 50 stars on the flag represent the 50 states of the United States, and the 13 stripes represent the original 13 North American colonies.
Americans are expected to maintain reverence for the flag at all times and on all occasions. Many U.S. states have laws specifically governing the courtesy of the flag. It is the practice of the United States to raise the flag: those in civilian clothes who wear a hat take it off with their right hand and hold it in front of their left chest; those not wearing a hat salute the flag in a standing position; and those wearing military uniforms salute the flag.
U.S. regulations on the way to hang the flag.
1.When raised with other flags in front of the marching line, shall be located before and in the center of all flags.
2.When raised with another flag, shall be located on the right side.
3.When the national flag is crossed with one flag, it should be located on the left side with the flagpole in front.
4.When the national flag is hoisted vertically, the star area is on top.
5.The national flag shall be located at the top when it is flown on the same flag rope with the state flag, city flag or other group flag.
6.The national flag shall be located at the right end of the first row on the venue.
7.When the national flag is flown together with other flags, it should be located in the middle and above the other flags
8.When the flag is flown over the street, the star area should face north or east.
9.The national flag should be located on the right side of the speaker in the pulpit
10.When the flag is laid on a casket, the star area should be located above the left shoulder of the deceased
11.When the flag is hung on a car, it should be securely fastened to the body.
The United States also states that no objects or insignia shall be placed on top of the flag, nor shall the flag be hung in a dirty place.
The U.S. Pledge of Allegiance when flying the flag was written in 1892 by Francis Bellamy, editor of the American Youth Companion magazine. The pledge reads, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the United States which she represents - one nation under heaven, indivisible, in which there is liberty and justice for all."
An act enacted in 1942 states that Americans should take the oath to the flag in a standing position with the right hand solemnly placed on the left breast as a sign of reverence for the flag.
In the United States and Canada, the flags of the country are flown everywhere, especially in plazas and seats of government, where the quality and size of the flags are substantial. They explain that valuing and flying the national flag shows the national identity and pride in the country, and is a conscious expression of the nation.