Remember Them!

Flag folding ceremony

The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life.

The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.

The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veteran departing our ranks who gave a portion of life for the defense of our country to attain a peace throughout the world.

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

The fifth fold is a tribute to our 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 sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

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

The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered in to the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on mother’s day.

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

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

The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.
When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national motto, “In God we Trust.”

3 Responses to Remember Them!

  1. Frank Kinley says:

    The Catholic Church Wanted To Know Which Books Would Be Appropriate To Be Read At The Liturgy, The Mass. And So They Gathered At The Council Of Hippo 393AD And The Council Of Carthage 397AD Their Judgements Were Sent To Rome For Final Approval By The Holy Father. And This Is How Our New Testament Was Compiled. Who Had The Authority To Close The Cannon & Make It Binding. The Holy Father, The Pope. I Have Much To Say But Its Hard Trying To Write In This Little White Box. Its Very Difficult Once You Fill The Box With Writing Trying To Scroll Up Or Down To Look At What I’ve Written. I’m Trying To Write From My Android Phone & As I Touch The Box You’ve Given Me To Write In, It Is Extremely Sensitive & Shoots Me All The Way To The Top Of This Contact Page. Its Very Frustrating. I Would Very Much Enjoy Having A Dialogue If You Have An E-Mail Address Available. Thank You. Sincerely Frank Kinley. Peace Be With You.

  2. Hi Frank!

    The topic you want to discuss would be more appropriate in the article, “John Martignoni’s Word of Mouth”.”

    I would prefer to have the discussion there so that other interested parties can join in. As far as using the interface, I agree it is not that user friendly. Unfortunately I have no control over it. What I and many others do is write our comments in a document editor, like MS Word, and copy / paste into the interface. Doing that will eliminate the stress of trying to type in the little box. As far typing on your portable device, I don’t know how you can do that in the first place. Maybe I’m just showing my age.

    If you repost your comment in the article I suggested, I will be glad to respond. I typically respond during the week and not on weekends.

    I look forward to hearing from you.



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