Why is the flag folded 13 times?

Answer 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 »

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

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 »

What shape is the U.S. flag when it is folded?

When properly folded, the United States flag should be in the shape of a triangle with only the blue field of stars showing on both sides. This triangular shape has been said to resemble the tri-co... Read More »

When the U.S. flag is folded properly what shape is it?

When properly folded in military fashion, the American flag is triangular and displays the blue field of stars. The flag is folded in half lengthwise twice, and then made smaller through a series o... Read More »

How many times has the American flag been changed?

The first official flag of the United States was adopted by the 13 colonies in 1777. Since that time, the flag has changed 26 times to represent all the states that have been added to the Union. T... Read More »