How many times is the American flag traditionally folded at a military funeral?

Answer The 1st fold of our flag is a symbol of life.The 2nd fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a port... Read More »

Top Q&A For: How many times is the American flag traditional...

Why is the flag folded 13 times?

The United States Flag Store explains that the exact reasons for the folding of the American flag are unknown. However, as the U.S. Flag Code states the flag cannot be carried flat, the folds are t... Read More »

Who gets the flag at a military funeral?

It is customary at the end of a funeral of an active service member or veteran of the military that the flag that is draped over the coffin before burial is presented to the next of kin by the mili... Read More »

What is placed inside the flag at a military funeral?

Three shells taken from the volleys fired during the 21-gun salute at a military funeral traditionally are placed into the folds of the ceremonial U.S. flag.The CeremonyAn honor guard or military d... Read More »

How to Place a Shell Casing Inside the US Flag at a Military Funeral?

Placing three spent shell casings in the flag before offering it to the primary next of kin at a military funeral is a common practice although it is not mandatory. The shell casings represent the ... Read More »