Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

Coffins draped in flags, Santa Monica Beach
Image by Eleventh Earl of Mar via Flickr

Originally posted May 1, 2009 @ 15:41

BUT getting a lot of response right now so
reposting with this date and updating.
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How many of you knew this?

Meaning of the Flag Draped Coffin

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 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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November to Remember 2012 *** MY OPINION … which I am still entitled to!

THIS IS IN RESPONSE TO SOMEONE ELSE’S POST ABOUT WHINING….

which Richard Brandson had made on

GOOGLE +

OVER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON NOVERMBER 6TH 2012 ELECTION

LAST NIGHT BETWEEN THE REPUBLICAN

MITT ROMNEY

AND THE (CURRENT/PAST) NOW AGAIN BARACK OBAMA

November to remember

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Richard Branson 8:22 AM  –  Public

Four more years to build consensus in America and get the country really moving again on a united front http://virg.in/po

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You whine when you have no health care OR your parents are left to die because of their age.  YOU whine when you can find no job.  You whine when your children cannot get a good education.  You whine when the house you or your parents or your children can no longer live there.  You whine when you do not have enough food to eat.  You whine when you have no gas to drive anywhere – let alone to the doctor or ER … YOU whine  when more AMERICANS are killed and “he” leaves to go to any state and not address the issue but continues to lie about it.  YOU WHINE …. when you realize what a mistakeall of you have made when it comes to dicisions being made for YOU…that you have no mind of your own… but maybe that is part of the problem now.
November ELECTIONS happens every four year……………..
It will be another longggggggggg for years.
REMEMBER I AM STILL ENTITLED TO MY OPOINION FOR NOW.!!!

MY DISAPPOINTMENT with THIS ELECTION

THIS IS WHAT I’VE POSTED WITH COMMENTS VIA VARIOUS CONVERSATIONS
ON GOOGLE+ WITH THE
Regarding the  Presdiental Race on November 6th,2012
with the Current President Barack Obama
and the Challenger Governer Mitt Romney
**** Why does no one understand and take into account that 4 Americans
were killed and the Current President still is lying about it. Why he covers up
his birth place.  WHY did he go to Nevada the day after they were KILLED?
They were American Citizens – protecting America – which we no longer have
control over – the Government and this Prestident will do … and Health Care
controlled by others (government) NOT You the people! How many times have we
got to listen to this ‘man’ be onb TV and talk?  One thing is for sure …. There is
ONE truth he will always tell ~ the lie is will tell the American Public over and over
again…. This Great land of American .. Just went down the drain~!
Everything our (ALL) of pur forefathers fought to make us a Great Nation…will no
longer be.  I wish that America had woken up and realized what BAD shape we are
in ~ and it will ONLY get worse!
THIS IS my opinion…. but why go campaigning?  Why spend all that money IF
it is decided by electorial votes and NOT how the People VOTE!****
 Now on to my comments…………without all the States in.
MITT – do NOT conside …. Wait until ALL the votes are counted – tomorrow …. or a week …. DO NOT~!
YOU shoud be a MAN and wait until ALL the votes are counted!  I forgot …YOU don’t know how!
YOU shoud be a MAN and wait until ALL thje votes are counted!  I forgot …YOU don’t know how!
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OH I soooooooooooo agree..   I hope that MITT does not conside BUT waits until ALL the votes have been counted …. LIKE TOMORROW!
Bad call for any ONE to make the call for “O” when NOT all of Florida has yet to come in~! If all of the STATES have not yet counted all 100% of the vote … then WHY vote at all if the people voting does not count … but the state electrol vote … HOW stupit….along with so many stupid people  in this the USA … which had a chance to rebuid – but now will only worsen.  Why NOT vote ONE day .. Count the NEXT  SECOND day … and Announce the THIRD day????  With so many counties still out …. ie 68% is NOT 100% of those voted …. Who is dishonest NOW!
PS .. IF THIS man is re-elected … we are in for HELL — all over again//////hate to think that there are that many people that do not understand the termoil we are in.
I could not agree MORE!!!
The networks call this one ( like another ) toooooooooo soon.
What happened to the American Votes!???
WHY DO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE EVEN GET POUT AN VOTE WHEN SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING TO DECIDE WHO WILL WIN??? WHY SO MUCH CAMPAIGNING .. ALLLLLLL THAT MONEY ….. THE $ THAT THE PRESIDENT SPENT WAS NOT HIS … BUT OURS … WHERE DID HE GET THE $ .. WE WILLHAVE TO PAY FOR IT .. MITT HAD HIS MONEY & RAISED MONEY…
WHAT A SHOTTY RUN FOR PRESIDENT & NOT LET THE PEOPLE SPEAK .. THEIR VOICE.  DO YOU NOT THINK THAT SOME ‘D’ ARE TIRED OF WHAT ‘O’ HAS DONE AND CHANGED THEIR VOTE FOR THE ‘R’ … IF YOU THINK NOT … YOU ARE MISTAKEN.

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WHAT HAPPENED TO DEMORACY?  NOT REPULICAN OR DEMOCAT BUT VOICES OF THE PEOPLE

TRUTH OR FICTION?

Joe Biden und Barack Obama in Springfield, Ill...

 Biden may be interim president by the end of 2012 ?!?

Official photographic portrait of US President...
Official photographic portrait of US President Barack Obama (born 4 August 1961; assumed office 20 January 2009) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

VERY QUIETLY OBAMA’S CITIZENSHIP CASE REACHES THE SUPREME COURT

AP – WASHINGTON D.C.

In a move certain to fuel the debate over Obama’s qualifications for the presidency, the group “Americans for Freedom of Information” has Released copies of President Obama’s college transcripts from Occidental College … Released today, the transcript school indicates that Obama, under the name Barry Soetoro, received financial aid as a foreign student from Indonesia as an undergraduate. The transcript was released by Occidental College in compliance with a court order in a suit brought by the group in the Superior Court of California. The transcript shows that Obama (Soetoro) applied for financial aid and was awarded a fellowship for foreign students from the Fulbright Foundation Scholarship program. To qualify, for the scholarship, a student must claim foreign citizenship.

This document would seem to provide the smoking gun that many of Obama’s detractors have been seeking. Along with the evidence that he was first born in Kenya and there is no record of him ever applying for US citizenship, this is looking pretty grim. The news has created a firestorm at the White House as the release casts increasing doubt about Obama’s legitimacy and qualification to serve as President article titled, “Obama Eligibility Questioned,” leading some to speculate that the story may overshadow economic issues on Obama’s first official visit to the U.K. In a related matter, under growing pressure from several groups, Justice Antonin Scalia announced that the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear arguments concerning Obama’s legal eligibility to serve as President in a case brought by Leo Donofrio of New Jersey . This lawsuit claims Obama’s dual c itizenship disqualified him from serving as president.. Donofrio’s case is just one of 18 suits brought by citizens demanding proof of Obama’s citizenship or qualification to serve as president.

Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation has released the results of their investigation of Obama’s campaign spending. This study estimates that Obama has spent upwards of $950,000 in campaign funds in the past year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his personal records. Mr. Kreep indicated that the investigation is still ongoing but that the final report will be provided to the U.S. Attorney general, Eric Holder. Mr. Holder has refused to comment on the matter…

LET OTHER FOLKS KNOW THIS NEWS, THE MEDIA WON’T!

Subject: RE: Issue of Passport?

While I’ve little interest in getting in the middle of the Obama birth issue, Paul Hollrah over at FSM did so yesterday and believes the issue can be resolved by Obama answering one simple question: What passport did he use when he was shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi ?

So how did a young man who arrived in New York in early June 1981, without the price of a hotel room in his pocket, suddenly come up with the price of a round-the-world trip just a month later?

And once he was on a plane, shuttling between New York , Jakarta , and Karachi , what passport was he offering when he passed through Customs and Immigration?

The American people not only deserve to have answers to these questions, they must have answers. It makes the debate over Obama’s citizenship a rather short and simple one.

Q: Did he travel to Pakistan in 1981, at age 20?

A : Yes, by his own admission.

Q: What passport did he travel under?

A: There are only three possibilities.

1) He traveled with a U.S. … Passport,

2) He traveled with a British passport, or

3) He traveled with an Indonesia passport.

Q: Is it possible that Obama traveled with a U.S. Passport in 1981?

A: No. It is not possible. Pakistan was on the U.S. . State Department’s “no travel” list in 1981.

Conclusion: When Obama went to Pakistan in 1981 he was traveling either with a British passport or an Indonesian passport.

If he were traveling with a British passport that would provide proof that he was born in Kenya on August 4, 1961, not in Hawaii as he claims.. And if he were traveling with an Indonesian passport that would tend to prove that he relinquished whatever previous citizenship he held, British or American, prior to being adopted by his Indonesian step-father in 1967.

Whatever the truth of the matter, the American people need to know how he managed to become a “natural born” American citizen between 1981 and 2008.

Given the destructive nature of his plans for America, as illustrated by his speech before Congress and the disastrous spending plan he has presented to Congress, the sooner we learn the tru th of all this, the better.

If you Don’t care that Your President is not a natural born Citizen and in Violation of the Constitution, then Delete this, and then lower your American Flag to half-staff, because the U.S. Constitution is already on life-support, and won’t survive much longer.

If you do care then Forward this to as many patriotic Americans as you can, because our country is being looted and ransacked!

*^* I’m only posting what I’ve received & seen *^*

Pictures likes these speak volumes

2 pics from 11/14/2011 at Lambeau Field, Wis.

 This is the new “America’s Team“. 

Maybe this is why they are undefeated

Thank you, Packers!

This is what ESPN failed to show you Monday night – 11/14/2011!!!  Apparently they thought their commercials were more important than showing this scene for about 5 seconds!!!!!!