How to Fold America Flag
Did you know
Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands
for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776? (1+7+7+6=21)
Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention
to correctly folding the United States of America flag 13 times?
You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies,
but we learn something new every day!
The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.
The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.
The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing
the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of
the country to attain peace throughout the world.
The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens
trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well
as in time of warm for His divine guidance.
The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen
Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may
she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.
The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their
heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States
Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under
God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through
the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag
against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without
the boundaries of their republic.
The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley
of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.
The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has
been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that
the character of the men and women who have made this country great
has been molded.
The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given
his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they
were first born.
The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King
David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God
of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in
the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars
are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, "In God
After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the
appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who
served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines
who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their
comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States,
preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy