Monday, March 9, 2009

Patriotic Meaning of Folding the United States Flag

Recently, I attended a military funeral. It wasn't my first and I'm sure it won't be my last.

The precision of the military honor guard as they pay tribute to the fallen soldier is a sight to behold. The mournful wail as Taps is played, the folding of the American Flag and the 21 gun salute are deeply symbolic for the family and for our country. Have you ever stopped and considered the meaning of the use of the American Flag in this ceremony? Tis beautiful, my friend.

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?

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!....

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