USA Tradition and Meaning

Pastor Gary

Senior Moderator and Staff Trainer
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USA Tradition and Meaning

This is being offered as both an informational Christian message as well as a patriotic message for our USA members here as well as for anyone who likes to study American history.

Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776? 1+7+7+6

Have you ever noticed that 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 he art that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and he 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 ha ve 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 Revolutionary War era three point military 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 US flags folded and now you will know why. We hear daily the cries and demands from persons who wish to remove God from the United States, the United States government and from the world in general. You all know who they are... I say to those persons: look at the text above and tell us all that in 1776, the United States was not based upon the very Christian values that YOU, now, wish to destroy. I also say to those persons that since you do not believe in God - you will have a very 'interesting' awakening at the threshold of your earthly death. The God that you disbelieve in will have a very clear and present message for you when you pass from this earthly relm into His heavenly relm... and don't say that Christians didn't warn you!

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to as the symbol of ' Liberty and Freedom.' May God bless you for your Christian beliefs and your patriotism.

Respectfully submitted;

Pastor Gary