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By Phyllis Lewis

Flag Day: The meaning of the folds in the flag


June 14, 2016

Today is Flag Day, which means it is also my brother-in-law’s birthday. Ed, who was in the Navy, used to say that he was so important that the entire nation flew flags in his honor. We always chuckled but do you know what each of the folds in our flag actually means?

Here is the answer, thanks to a booklet titled “GOD BLESS AMERICA: PRAYERS & REFLECTIONS FOR OUR COUNTRY” that LaVern Neihart gave me several years ago. It has a copyright date of 1999 and the part I am quoting states “The flag-folding ceremony described by the UNIFORMED SERVICES CODE is a dramatic and uplifting way to...

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