Meaning of Flag Draped Coffin

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From: JUNE CERRETA
Date: Mon, Jul 4, 2011 at 3:43 AM
Subject: Fw: Meaning of Flag Draped Coffin

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THANKS DARLENE!

Education time.  I did not know this. 


 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 The
Meaning of the Flag Draped
Coffin

 
                                                                                                 
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Meaning
of Flag Draped
Coffin
All
Americans should be given this lesson. 
Those who think that America is an arrogant
nation should really reconsider that
thought.  Our founding fathers used GOD's
word and teachings to establish our Great Nation
and I think it's high time Americans get
re-educated about this Nation's history.

 
Pass it
along and be proud of the country we live in and
even more proud of those who serve to protect
our 'GOD GIVEN' rights and freedoms.

hope you take the time to read this … To
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 widows and 
widowers.
Do you
know that at military funerals, the 21-gun
salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the
year
1776?
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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.
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The 2nd
fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal
life.
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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.
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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.
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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.'
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.'
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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.'
 
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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.
ONE
NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR
ALL.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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