A Brief History on the United States Army Flag

The United States Army is a well-regarded and highly decorated branch of the nation’s military. Like the other four branches, the Army has its own flag and symbols steeped in tradition with a rich history that dates back hundreds of years.

Interesting Facts About the Flag

The U.S. Army flag contains the following imagery:

  • Consists of a white field with a blue symbol
  • The blue symbol is actually a replica of the War Office Seal
  • Beneath the seal is a red scarlet scroll
  • The scroll is inscribed with white letters  “United States Army”
  • Beneath the scroll is “1775” in blue Arabic numerals which denotes the Army’s establishment

Meaning Behind the Seal

The blue insignia of the War Office Seal depicts a Roman cuirass in the center which is symbolic of strength and defense. Additional weaponry that was commonly used by the Army at that time is also featured on the seal. Those weapons include:

  • Motor bombs
  • Cannon
  • Musket
  • Esponton
  • Sword

Also present on the insignia is a drum with drum sticks representing the Army’s role to protect and serve the people of its nation.

Seal of Approval

The U.S. Army flag was officially adopted by order of the 34th President of the United States, Dwight D. Eisenhower on June12, 1956. The flag was dedicated and unfurled to the general public on June 14, 1956, at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, which ironically happens to be Flag Day.

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The Significance of a Chuppah

The chuppah is more than simply a cloth canopy under which a couple stands during a Jewish wedding ceremony. It is symbolic of home and family that the couple will create and maintain during their life together. The chuppah also represents hospitality, which is illustrated in the biblical story of Abraham who was known for his open tent so that travelers coming from any direction could gain entrance on all four sides without disruption. Thus, the chuppah serves as a symbol of hospitality towards the guests in attendance.
The Legal Side
The chuppah is not merely a charming folk custom, but serves the following two purposes as well:
  • The decisive act that formally legitimizes the couple’s status of marriage
  • The legal conclusion of the marriage process that began with betrothal
Symbolism of the Canopy
The cloth covering of the chuppah was originally draped around the bride and groom during the ceremony, but was later changed so that it fastened to the four support poles to spread out over their heads. The cloth represents the following:
  • Considered as an object of Jewish ceremonial art
  • A symbol of a Jewish home filled with lots of love
  • Act as an example to the couple of how their home is to emulate the patriarchal forbear
The Great Outdoors
The most ideal setting for a Jewish wedding with a chuppah is outdoors, under the sky and the stars, which symbolizes the hope that the couple will have a large family. However, some synagogues have skylights that open to allow the chuppah ceremony to be performed under the sky.
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Choosing to Buy or Rent a Wheelchair

If you are unable to get around freely while walking, you may need to stay seated in a wheelchair to help your mobility. While renting out one of these mobility chairs, you may wonder whether you should continue to rent one or if you should buy your own. If you want to make the best decision possible, it is best for you to begin making comparisons of the pros and cons associated with renting and buying a wheelchair.

What Are the Benefits of Buying a Wheelchair?

If you find yourself sitting in one of these mobility chairs most of the time, you may be better off buying your own. However, you should first start doing some calculations to determine how much it would cost you to buy one. If it is too expensive, renting may be the most convenient and affordable option for you at this current time.

What Are the Benefits of Renting a Wheelchair?

If you are not constrained to a wheelchair all the time, you may not need to buy your very own. In fact, it is possible that you only need one when you are planning to travel a long distance without using a car or public transportation. In that case, you could simply rent out one when you need it to get where you are going without a hassle. You would not have to worry about buying one, which could end up costing you thousands of dollars on the spot.

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A Wedding Rental Checklist

 

If you’re handling your own wedding, it can be easy to overlook some of the details. Here’s a checklist for your rental company needs.

Tables

Not only do you need tables for your guests if you’re having a sit down dinner, but you also want to remember:

  • Cake Table
  • Wedding Party Tables
  • Serving Tables
  • Guest Book Table
  • Gift Tables
  • Table for the DJ

Chairs

Don’t forget high chairs for children. If you have elderly relatives who may need more comfortable seating, ask the rental company for options.

Linens

This includes tablecloths, napkins, and chair covers.

Serving

This will vary, depending on your service. Remember to include:

  • Chafing dishes for a buffet
  • Serving utensils
  • Cutlery
  • Glassware
  • Wine or Champagne glassware
  • Plates, bowls, and saucers

Tents

A small 20 x 20 foot tent will seat about 40 guests if you’re having a sit-down dinner. The size of your reception area may dictate whether you want two or three small tents or larger ones, like 20 x 40 feet that will seat about 200 guests. Make sure the rental company comes out to the area before setting up to survey the facility. If it looks as if the temperature will be extreme, you can ask your rental company about fans, heaters, or portable air conditioners.

Dance Floor/Stage

Ask your performers what kind of stage they require and how large it should be. The dance floor can be tailored to meet your floor space. Discuss the floor plan with the rental company.

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