American flag

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by FS Driver, Jun 4, 2006.

  1. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    Understand what the flag draped coffin really means. Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many survivors .



    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!

    The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life.

    The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.

    The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.

    The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.




    The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.



    The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.



    The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.



    The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.



    The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.



    The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.



    The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of! Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.



    The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.



    The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, "In God We Trust."



    After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

    There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why.


    Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of "Liberty and Freedom"


    MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD READ THIS EXPLANATION BEFORE THEY RENDER THEIR DECISION ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. FORWARD IT; MAYBE SOMEONE WITH THE NECESSARY POWER, OR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INFLUENCE, WILL GET IT TO THEM.



    IN THE MEANTIME, MAY GOD PROTECT US ALWAYS.


    i hope this link works.
    i found it to be pretty interesting.
    if this does not work i can send you the link.
    just pm me
     
  2. Buddrice

    Buddrice New Member

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    Awesome post brother is all that I can say.Thanks for sharing.
     

  3. fwmud

    fwmud New Member

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    Great post daryll.
    It's always good to be reminded and taught things we've misunderstood for years.
    Thanks
     
  4. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    Dragger New Member

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    Darryl, super great post, brother........good job.
     
  6. borntocatfish

    borntocatfish New Member

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    Thanks for shariing we need more Americans to be better AMERICAN
     
  7. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

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    Why is it when there is something like this that stirs the hearts of americans and gives them a new look on their way of life and their country, Someone has to question it to the point of trying to falsify it!!!!
    IMO, This post was UN-CALLED FOR, Cause I don't think we CARE!!!
     
  8. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I was gonna rep you JW but i got to spread the love around some more. :cool2:
     
  9. Outlw36

    Outlw36 New Member

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    I gotta agree with JW on this one.
     
  10. Ol Man

    Ol Man New Member

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    This has been around awhile and I thought (obviously wrongly so) that someone would like the real story. As you may have noticed, I, too, thought it was an awesome post. So, as the messenger, I consider myself shot. Apologies to the injured... Carry on...:sad2:
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  11. MRR

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    :0a31: THAT WAS A VERY GOOD POST.SAD TO SAY I HAVE BEEN AN AMEREICAN FOR 62 YEARS AND I DIDN'T KNOW THE DETAILS OF THE FOLDING OF THE FLAG. WASN'T ABLE TO GO IN SERVICE AND DON'T RECALL BEING TAUGHT THAT IN SCHOOL.:0a27: J.W. I AGREE COMPLETELY WITH WHAT YOU SAID.GREAT COME BACK ANSWER.
     
  12. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Can't say I agree with JW.

    Jeb, was just only pointing out that the forward wasn't all the truth. I get forwards like that all the time. I can usually tell when ones not true but not always. I got the flag forward some time back, I never question it for I thought it was for sure the real thing. (I even thought about posting it) Who is these people that send the original stuff through the internet that is incorrect when the truth is just as interesting!
     
  13. SilverCross

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    I would like to know who snopes is, never heard of them before. Who are they that they are sure that this isn't true. I don't know either way but I would like to believe it is, so to me, IT IS.
     
  14. Dreadnaught

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    This is what I ment when I said what I sid in my previous post!!!
    There is always someone out there trying to put a cloud over any ray of sunshine that comes our way.
    True or untrue doesn't matter, It is how it makes you feel when you read these things that does!!!
     
  15. Ol Man

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    Snopes http://www.snopes.com/ is to Urban Legends what Catfish1.com is to catfishing. They are the mythbusters of the online world, so to speak.
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  16. FS Driver

    FS Driver New Member

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    well first off let me apologise for not looking into this more before posting.
    i dont like spreading false items .
    i myself have posted that threads or posts were not true as far as snopes was concerned , and dont find myself above being corrected.
    in this particular email i recieved it had each fold of the flag drawn out
    and had the symbolic description to each fold clearly set out .
    i thought it was pretty neat as i had never seen the flag folding
    diagram before even after looking for it on the web .
    i didnt mean to cause an rucus but instead intended for anyone wanting to
    or that has ever wanted tor wondered how to fold the flag to see this
    cause i do believe that this much is surely for real.
    thanks for all who commented and to all who repped me .
    if anyone would like a forward of my email i would gladly send them one .
    it has the individual steps to fold it all drawn out .
    just pm me .
    jeb thanks for correction and sorry you got shot:embarassed:
     
  17. Ol Man

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    No problem Daryl. I still think it's a great post. It does express how many of us feel. It was not my intent to minimize your post. Keep up the good work.... On to Page 2....
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  18. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    True or false, it really doesn't matter as long as seeing the flag folded fills you with pride and reminds you of all the brave men and women that died for your right to believe whatever you want. Jeb is simply trying to present another view, not shot anyone in the foot. Give him a break. They are both good posts and at a time when ALL Americans need to stick together, this is a mighty trivial thing to agrue about. To me it represents one fold for every two years my father spent defending our right to differ on this or any other point. It represents the 13 friends from my small high school that didn't make it thru Viet Nam. And as a former member of the United States Navy Color Guard, it still brings a tear to my eye and pride to my heart every time I see a folded flag because I know so many of them have been folded for brave people that died for our right to fly it.....and argue about it!
     
  19. olefin

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    Excellent post Billie!

    I'd give you Rep but I amped out.