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Kent Carruth has a blast folding the American flag!

What does the American flag mean to you? Mrs. Harvill, 7th grade civics teacher, stated, “The American flag is a representation of all that we as a nation stand for, our basic rights and freedoms.” Our flag is a symbol of our great country and should be treated with the respect it deserves.

The American flag is worthy of everyone’s respect. “Our flag represents everything that is good about America. We treat the flag with respect to show respect to our nation and those people who have helped to build our nation into what it is today,” said Mrs. Harvill.

There are some rules for how to treat the flag. First, the flag should never touch anything beneath it, including the floor, ground, water, or any object. The actual flag should never be used as advertisement or clothing. It should never be carried horizontally or stored in such a manner that it could be torn, damaged, or soiled in any way. One way to prevent this is to fold the flag the right way.

Gabby Branning, Lorelai Able, and Seth Baker have fun using teamwork to fold the flag.

The flag should be folded using the proper technique. It takes at least two people to fold the flag. Each person grasps each end of the flag and they pull it tight. Then, they fold the lower half of the all striped side over the other half of the flag. Fold it in half again with the stars showing on top. Make a triangular fold by folding the corner of the starred field to the top of the flag. Proceed making these folds until there is only a small flap of fabric left, besides the triangle. Tuck it in the separable pocket on the side of the triangle. Only the stars should be showing. Finally, display or store the flag as you please.

The American flag is an important symbol of our great country and it is crucial that it is treated with respect.

For a visual for folding the flag visit the link below:

www.usflag.org/foldflag.html

 

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