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Did you ever wonder why there are twenty-one shots fired to honor the fallen at military funerals? This was carefully selected as a reminder of the year "1776" determining factors (1+7+7+6=21)


Did you ever wonder why the honor guard at military funerals are so meticulously folding the honor flag for presentation to family members, or why there are precisely thirteen folds?


Thirteen folds, remind us of the original thirteen colonies, and each fold has a specific meaning to it.



The first fold of our flag is the symbol of life.



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



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.



The fourth fold represents our 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 war for His divine guidance.



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."




The sixth fold is for where our heart's 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.



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.



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.



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



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.



The eleventh fold in the eyes of a 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.



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.

This page is dedicated to all the men & women

who are, or have been in any & all branches of the Armed Forces.

Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, National Guard, (all branches)

Sea Bees, Army Corps of Engineers, Merchant Marines of WW11

May God Bless You One & All!







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