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Meaning of Flag Draped Coffin

Discussion in 'The Attic' started by BingoT, Jun 18, 2009.

    Jun 18, 2009
  1. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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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.

    _____

    I 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?



    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 the 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.

    Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is
    referred to, the symbol of ' Liberty and Freedom.'



    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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  2. Jun 18, 2009
  3. GrandMaster

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    Someone failed to check his sources again.
     
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  4. Jun 19, 2009
  5. BingoT

    BingoT Nurses love to give shots webmeister

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    LOL
    Thank You
    [​IMG]
     
  6. Jun 19, 2009
  7. Thrap

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    Maybe the phrase "ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL" should have been adhered to when the early settlers massacred and drove the native American Indians from their own land?
    Just a thought
    :rolleyes:
     
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  8. Jun 19, 2009
  9. jas2587

    jas2587 Ueber Meister

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    I just googled it an according to Google BingoT is correct
    Thanks Tom

    Cindy:)

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  10. Jun 19, 2009
  11. jetset

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    I don't know....that explanation of the flag folding sounds a little fanciful to me.

    And I seem to recall reading a different rationale for the 21 gun salute, too.

    Perhaps Grandmaster will expand on his post for our further education?
     
  12. Jun 19, 2009
  13. GrandMaster

    GrandMaster Ueber Meister CAG

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    That just means that the story has been circulating on the internet and lots of other people have posted on their blogs and elsewhere.

    Here is the information about the real origin of the 21 gun salute from the US Navy Naval History & Heritage Command: You must register/login in order to see the link..
     
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  14. Jun 19, 2009
  15. lots0

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    There has been an active effort to change history in regards to this issue.

    Remember that the Founding Fathers, all of them, no matter their religious views or beliefs, supported the separation of Church and State.

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  16. Jun 19, 2009
  17. GGW Laurie

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    I thought your post was very sombering Tom and makes one reflect on those from every nation, not just ours that have given their lives for their country.

    There are way to many of those flag draped coffins coming back home imo and they deserve all that we can do for them and their families as a nation, i have seen grown men weep at the 21 gun sulute and more so when Taps is played. ......................laurie
     
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  18. Jun 24, 2009
  19. Casinomeister

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    I think those early settlers came from Europe :p

    Just a thought :D
     
  20. Jun 24, 2009
  21. Rusty

    Rusty Banned User - repetitive flaming

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    Now, now people. :rolleyes:

    I am completely divided by military tradition and National symbolism.

    On the One hand it serves to unite and can remind us of the values we stand for and be a force for good but
    on the other hand it is often used as way to rally the people and stifle criticism (unpatriotic) when a political war needs to be seen as a just war.

    Ultimately it is the families of the troops, who put their lives at risk, that decide which cause justifies such sacrifice and not the politicians.
    Unfortunately there are many flag draped coffins that return home before the peoples will permeates Government policy.

    Thanks for the thought provoking post BingoT
     
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