Monday, July 03, 2006

Folds of the Flag

This past Sunday I attended The Wounded Warriors Fallen Heroes ceremony in Benbrook Texas. The program is a tribute to the servicemen and women from all branches of the Military who risk their lives everyday to protect our freedoms. Many of them die; others return home to face life-altering and eternal challenges due to injuries attained while fighting for us. It was a moving experience and one I would recommend to all patriots and supporters of our great U.S. Military.

Message to President Bush from the crowd, "Stay the course!!"

Public Law 94-344, known as the Federal Flag Code, is the law of the land regarding handling and displaying the American flag. It does not include anything regarding the significance or meaning of each flag fold. There is, however, a flag folding ceremony that does just that. No one seems to know when or where the symbols for the folds of the flag originated or who wrote it. Perhaps it was a chaplain who attached the mostly Judeo-Christian religious meanings to the folds for a burial ceremony. Folding the Flag.

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