by Sherry Riter in Holiday

The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day in the United States, is a holiday commemorating the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. This was the day that we declared indepence from Great Britain and became our own self-ruling country.

On this day of celebration there is an assortment of festivities including family get togethers, baseball games, parades, picnics, barbecues, and best of all fireworks!

The specifications of the flag is as follows:

    Hoist (width) of the flag: A = 1.0
    Fly (length) of the flag: B = 1.9[3]
    Hoist (width) of the Union: C = 0.5385 (A x 7/13, spanning seven stripes)
    Fly (length) of the Union: D = 0.76 (B × 2/5, two fifths of the flag length)
    E = F = 0.0538 (C/10, One tenth the height of the field of Stars)
    G = H = 0.0633 (D/12, One twelfth the width of the field of Stars)
    Diameter of star: K = 0.0616
    Width of stripe: L = 0.0769 (A/13, One thirteenth of the flag width)

This is the proper way to fold the flag:

I am VERY thankful to all those who protect our country and sacrifice so much of their time away from their own families and even give their own lives so that we can live in a free country where I can believe, worship, and live the way that I choose.

My family will be having a cookout at my sister’s house and then watching fireworks. I will take lots of pictures and “ooooh” and “aaaaah” at all the fireworks. I can’t hardly wait!!!!

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{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kimberly July 4, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Happy 4th!


2 Ashley Ladd July 4, 2009 at 2:57 pm

Happy 4th of July. Have a wonderful holiday. My family's going to grill out, shoot off some fireworks, and enjoy.


3 Penelope July 4, 2009 at 4:18 pm

I'm going to have to show this post to my husband…things like how to fold a flag properly are right up his alley 🙂

Happy 4th!


4 Robin July 4, 2009 at 5:23 pm

I love this post….
I remember, not too long ago, when people took great pride in our flag. They followed proper care of the flag…..It was taken in at sunset / dusk. It never hung in rain, sleet, hail or snow. It was never to touch the ground and kept clean of mud, dirt, tar, etc. It was to be replaced when torn and frayed. And it was to be buried not thrown in the trash. Lately, I see the flag in terrible weather, torn and frayed and stained. I once saw a flag hanging at a grade school so torn up and dirty I had to check twice to be sure it was the American flag. Granted it is just a piece of fabric easily replaced……but it is also a symbol of our country and carries with it the history of our country….all the lives taken in wars, all the sacrifices made, all the hard times in our struggle to be the great country we are. It is a shame people today have so little regard for all they are so freely given.


5 Melissa Miller July 4, 2009 at 6:09 pm

~Great info! ~Happy 4th! 😉


6 {Diamond} July 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm

Thanks for the visit and have a WONDERFUL holiday!


7 FROGGITY! July 4, 2009 at 6:25 pm

And a wonderful 4th to you!! 🙂


8 Lemonade Makin' Mama July 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I hope you have a happy July 4th as well!


9 Cheryl July 4, 2009 at 8:31 pm

Thanks for stopping by and following my blog. You're the best!

Happy 4th!


10 Debbie in Nashville July 4, 2009 at 9:01 pm

What a great post for today! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I hope you have a wonderful 4th!


11 Queenie Jeannie July 4, 2009 at 10:14 pm

Great post! I love to read your blog!!! Happy 4th!


12 Beth July 4, 2009 at 10:35 pm

Happy 4th to you too!!


13 missy July 5, 2009 at 2:09 am

awesome post!!!!
thanks for stopping by!!!!


14 shraddha July 5, 2009 at 3:03 am

happt 4th of july…'

great blog…'


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