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How to Fold the American Flag

How to Fold the American Flag

Posted By: EF Published: 05/23/2017 Times Read: 5922 Comments: 0

Step 1:

To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high with another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground.


Step 1 - Flag Folding


Step 2:

Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.


Step 2 - Flag Folding


Step 3:

Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside.


Step 3 - Flag Folding


Step 4:

Make a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag.


Step 4 - Flag Folding


Step 5:

Turn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle.


Step 5 - Flag Folding


Step 6:

The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner.


Step 6 - Flag Folding


Step 7:

When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

Folded American Flag

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