Forums Flags on the 48 Information General Discussion Flag Folding and Ceremony Re: Re: Flag Folding and Ceremony

Stephen
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@Outtabreath wrote:

For anyone interested, Here is a link to properly folding your flag, as well as a Flag folding ceremony and what each fold means.
http://www.usflag.org/fold.flag.html#FFC

While noble, this is an urban legend.

@Snopes.com wrote:

The American flag isn’t folded in this manner because the thirteen folds correspond to the original thirteen states, or because the folding produces a shape resembling a cocked hat, or because each of the folds has a special symbolic meaning. The flag is folded this way simply because it provides a dignified ceremonial touch that distinguishes folding a flag from folding an ordinary object such as a bedsheet, and because it results a visually pleasing, easy-to-handle shape. That this process requires thirteen folds is coincidental, not the product of design.

You can read more about it at:
http://www.snopes.com/military/flagfold.htm

-Stephen