Friday, July 1, 2016

Folding Of The Flag

Do you know what the ceremonial folding of the
flag is?

1. The first fold of  our flag is a symbol of life.

2. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

3. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans
departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our
country to attain peace throughout the world.

4. The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens
trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in time of peace as well as in time
of war for His divine guidance.

5. The fifth fold is a tribute to our 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."

6. The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we
pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and to
the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible,
with Liberty and Justice for all.

7. The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through
the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all
her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries
of our republic.

8. The eighth 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, and to honor mother, for whom
 it flies on Mother's Day.

9. The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; 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.

10. The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters
for the defense of our country since they were first born.

11. The eleventh fold, in the eyes of Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of
the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God  of
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

12. The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of
eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our
nation's motto. 'In God We Trust". 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 us the
rights, privileges,and freedoms we enjoy today.


Simply Linda said...

Yes ma'am, we knew that...thank you for sharing....have a joyful rest of the weekend.

L. D. said...

Thank you for sharing the meanings of each fold.