I ran across this website while doing Flag research, and I found it revealing and compelling. Thank you, Mrs. E, for having the fortitude and courage to post and keep it posted. We at the Flag-Keeper certainly want to share this great poem with the fans of the Flag-keeper. We recognized that this is not an Official Explanation of the Flag Folding Ceremony; however, the poem cuts deep into the hearts of us who see it for what it is…Giving Honor to those who protect our way of life in this great country, America. Thank you to the unknown author and to Mrs. E at www.Im4kidz.org. Below is Mrs. E’s statement of defense regarding a negative post to her site for sharing the poem, interestingly enough, from a veteran…?
“While the author of this article is unknown, it’s been brought to my attention that it’s untrue and while there are no actual 13 folds, I feel these 13 folds of flag are in fact true to those who’ve lost a loved one. The heartfelt meanings are there whether there are words or not. Thank you for your service Mr. Lee. As the mother of three Marines and a family member of many who have served this great United States, I do have very strong feelings regarding our flag and how it is handled and regarded. It is my intention to bring a positive view to my patrons and there will be those who disagree…But isn’t that what living in this Free America is all about? God Bless America and those who keep her free!”
Have you ever wondered why the Flag of the United States of America is folded 13 times when it is lowered or when it is folded and handed to the next of kin at the burial of a veteran?
Here is the meaning of each of those folds and what it means:
The next time you see a Flag ceremony honoring someone that has served our country, either in the Armed Forces or in our civilian services such as the Police Force or Fire Department, keep in mind all the important reasons behind each and every movement. They have paid the ultimate sacrifice for all of us by honoring our Flag and our Country.