MILITARY TRIBUTE AND INFO
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Here is how to understand the flag that is laid upon it . . .
Our Flag to be surrendered to so many widows or mothers . . .
Dave Scheidt - Navy Vietnam Veteran.........
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.
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BETSY ROSS SITE
The Betsy Ross Site - Flag FAQ
CITIZEN FLAG ALLIANCE
FIVE POINT STAR IN ONE CUT
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TWO SPECIAL FLAGS
LARGEST STAINED GLASS FLAG
LARGEST U.S. FLAG TO BE DISPLAYED - SUPER FLAG
Flown over the Hoover Dame on June 14th 1992
A SPECIAL GIFT FROM A SPECIAL MAN
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The Wikipedia quoted text:
The official regulation, which I just tracked down at the Defense Technology Information Center website http://www.dtic.mil is General Services Administration "Federal Specification, Flag, National, United States of America and Flag, Union Jack," DDD-F-416E, dated November 27, 1981. It specifies the colors by reference to "Standard Color Cards of America" maintained by the Color Association of the United States, Inc. These are:
Cable No. 70180 Old Glory Red Cable No. 70001 White Cable No. 70075 Old Glory Blue- - - Joe McMillan, 25 January 2000
WORDLET NOTE: Standard Color Cards are very expensive and I have no idea where the words CABLE NO. come from. Everything I find is associated with actual computer and electronic cables. Have not located any reference to "Cable No." anywhere else cyber space.
PANTONE COLOR SWATCHES
GOOD CHOOSER for RGB & HEX
The official colors given by the US Embassy in London
OLD GLORY RED: PMS 193C (Solid or Coated) = RGB 191, 10, 48 = #BF0A30 OLD GLORY BLUE: PMS 281C = RGB 0, 40, 104 = #002868 OLD GLORY WHITE: PMS 281C = RGB 255, 255, 255 = #FFFFFF- - - Jacobolus 23:48, 15 January 2005 (UTC),
Hello. Remember me? Some people call me Old Glory, others call me the Star Spangled Banner, but whatever they call me, I am your flag, the flag of the United States of America. Something has been bothering me, so I thought I might talk it over with you - because it is about you and me.
I remember some time ago, people would line up on both side of the street to watch the parade, and naturally I was leading every one, proudly waving in the breeze.
When your Daddy saw me coming, he immediately removed his hat and placed it against his left shoulder so that his hand was directly over his heart - remember?
And you, I remember, were standing there, straight as a soldier. You didn't have a hat, but you were giving the right salute. Remember your little sister? Not to be outdone, she was saluting the same as you with her right hand over her heart - remember?
What happened? I'm still the same old flag. Oh, I've added a few more stars since you were a boy, and a lot more blood has been shed since those parades of long ago.
But now, somehow I don't feel as proud as I used to feel. When I come down the street, you just stand there with your hands in your pockets. You may give me a small glance, and then you look away. I see children running around you shouting; they don't seem to know who I am.
I saw one man take his hat off, then he looked around, and when he didn't see anybody else take off his hat, he quickly put his on again.
Is it a sin to be patriotic today? Have you forgotten what I stand for, and where I have been? Anzio, Guadalcanal, Korea and Vietnam!
Take a look at the memorial honor rolls, and see the names of those patriotic Americans who gave their lives to keep this republic free. When you salute me, you are actually saluting them!
So when you see me, please stand straight and place your hand over your heart, and I'll know that you remembered. I'll salute you by waving back!
Bubba Sorenson's Site
Learn about this art and the artist from the artist himself!
This set of photos is from 2003's design - Bubba has painted "Freedom Rock" every year since 1999. Travel to Bubba's site and see the "Freedom Rock" for Memorial Day 2005.
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Where they're made