How to Properly Fold a American Flag





Introduction: How to Properly Fold a American Flag

Here is how to properly fold a American flag.
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Step 1: Folding

Begin by holding the flag waist high with another person on the other side.

Step 2: Folding

Fold lengthwise bring the striped half up over the blue field.

Step 3: Folding

Fold Lengthwise again bringing the blue field back on top of the stripes.

Step 4: Folding

Fold the lower right hand corner to the upper edge to form a triangle Just like a paper football.

Step 5: Tucking

Their will be a peace left you fold it in half and tuck it in the corner.



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    Just a note when folding a 50 star flag there should be one star on the top and 3 on the bottom like shown.
    PS. never let your flag touch the ground if it does take it to the boy scouts of the young marines.If you cant find them private message me and mail it to me and I can take care of it.


    I saw a folded flag on a TV show (The Man That Killed Usama Bin Laden) and it had 5 stars across the bottom then 3 on the next row an finally 1 on the top. Is that improper or just a different style? It sure looked good.

    If you think about it, putting an American flag down on that grubby/gross table is a lot worse than putting it down on a clean floor (hoping your floor is cleaner than that table...)

    I agree with you, L.

    It was only a spot that i dident see when i was takeing pics and im just telling you people how its done if you want to disrespect a flag go live in Russia

    Lol! Your making some people very angry right now!

    like me i just dident see that 1 spot on the table that i dident see on the tablecloth it is not no big deal it is really starting to make me mad

    No you don't. If it's not fit to be displayed, a properly conducted burning may be appropriate. Flags can be cleansed (see link on previous comment)


    You don't wash a flag it is more disrespectful to throw it in the washer and wash it. I know that if you drop it you need to burn it. I got family that was in the military so i know how things are done but you are in the UK so what would you know about American flags.