The meaning behind each fold on the Internment Flag

The meaning behind each fold on the Internment Flag

In addition to uniforms, pins, patches, and medals, one of the most recognizable ways of honoring a veteran is through a military funeral and the tradition of a folded flag.

The folding of an American flag at a military, law enforcement, or fire official funeral is something that should not be overlooked.

According to the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veteran service organization, every fold has a meaning:

1.) First fold – A symbol of life
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How to Guide – Restring an Internal Rope based flagpole (Sentry)

Begin by lowering and removing your flag. The internal halyard flagpoles use rope assemblies. They look like this

Standard rope assemble. Notice the crimp and connector link on the end.

Standard rope assemble. Notice the crimp and connector link on the end.


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District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.)

Flag

The flag of Washington, D.C., was adopted in 1938. Since Washington, D.C., had no official flag, a commission was formed in 1920 to find a design. Headed by A. E. Dubois, the final design was chosen on October 15, 1938. The design was based on the shield from George Washington’s family’s coat of arms.

District of Columbia (Washington, D.C.) is the capital city of the USA. The White House, the Capitol, the Supreme Court, and many other government buildings are located in Washington, D.C.
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Hawaii

Hawaii was the 50th state in the USA; it became a state on August 21, 1959. It consists of a long chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

State Flag

The flag of Hawaii was commissioned by King Kamehameha I of Hawaii in 1816. King Kamehameha I had unified the islands of Hawaii in 1810, using a schooner armed with a cannon. Before that time, each of the large islands had been a separate kingdom.

The flag: The eight stripes of white, red and blue represent the eight main islands of Hawaii. The Union Jack (the flag of Great Britain) is in the upper left corner of Hawaii’s flag, honoring Hawaii’s long relationship with the British.

Hawaii was the 50th state in the USA; it became a state on August 21, 1959. It consists of a long chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean.

State Abbreviation – HI
State Capital – Honolulu
Largest City – Honolulu
Area – 10,932 square miles [Hawaii is the 43rd biggest state in the USA]
Population – 1,404,054 (as of 2013) [Hawaii is the 40th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents – Hawaii residents
Major Industries – tourism, agriculture (bananas, pineapples, macadamia nuts, taro)

Presidential Birthplace – Barack Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, on August 4, 1961 (the 44th US President)

Major Rivers – Wailuku River (on the island of Hawaii), Anahulu River (on the island of Oahu)
Major Lakes – Salt Lake
Highest Point – Mauna Kea – 13796 feet (4,205 m) above sea level
Number of Counties – 5
Bordering Body of Water – Pacific Ocean

Origin of the Name Hawaii – Hawaii may been named for the traditional home of the Polynesians, Hawaii or Hawaiki, called “Owhyhee”.
State Nickname – Aloha State
State Motto – “Ua mau ke ea o ka aina I ka pono” – The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness
State Song – Hawaii Ponoi (meaning Hawaii’s Own)

Alaska

Alaska was the 49th state in the USA; it became a state on January 3, 1959.

State Flag

The official state flag of Alaska was officially adopted in 1959. The golden stars represent the Big Dipper (an asterism in the constellation Ursa Major, the Big Bear) and the North Star, also called Polaris (representing Alaska’s northern location). This beautiful flag was chosen from a flag-designing contest. It was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy named Bennie Benson. Bennie was from the village of Chignik; he won a 1,000-dollar scholarship and a watch for winning the contest.

State Abbreviation – AK
State Capital – Juneau
Largest City – Anchorage
Area – 656,425 square miles [Alaska is the biggest state in the USA]
Population – 735,132 (as of 2013) [Alaska is the 47th most populous state in the USA]
Name for Residents – Alaskans
Major Industry – oil (petroleum)

Major Rivers – Yukon River, Kuskokwim River, Colville River, Copper River
Major Lakes – Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Clark Lake, Minchumina Lake
Highest Point – Mt. McKinley – 20,320 feet (6,194 m) above sea level – this is the highest point in the USA.
Number of Boroughs (Counties) – 27
Bordering US States – none
Bordering Country – Canada
Bordering Body of Water – Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Beaufort Sea, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska

Origin of the Name Alaska – The word Alaska is from the Aleut Indian word “alaxsxaq” or “agunalaksh” that mean the mainland or shore.
State Nickname – The Last Frontier
State Motto – “North To The Future”
State SongAlaska’s Flag

Dinosaur Fossils Found in AlaskaAlbertosaurus, Ankylosaur (unknown genus), Edmontosaurus, Pachycephalosaurus, Pachyrhinosaurus, Saurornitholestes, Thescelosaurus, Troödon