Today, June 14, is Flag Day 2019 and the U.S. Army is celebrating its 244th Birthday! I’ve come across a beautiful article from earlier in the week reviewing what the symbolism of the folds of the flag. This is the 2019 U.S. Flag Forever stamp (740104) I’m including, the issue date was back in January.
First, I’m calling attention to the informative article from Wednesday, “As Army turns 244 years old, lessons of D-Day still relevant today“, by Sean Kimmons, Army News Service, June 12, 2019.
“… On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress formed the Continental Army under the command of George Washington to unify the 13 colonies in their fight against British forces.
When the Revolutionary War ended, the Congress of the Confederation created the U.S. Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army on June 3, 1784. “
Flag Day 2019 Looking at the Positivelynaperville.com article on the symbolism of the folds of the flag
Next, over at the positivelynaperville.com, is the article “Veterans In Touch – Army Birthday and Flag Day 2019”. It is by Mike Barbour, from
“In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777, by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. To celebrate this day I think it is appropriate to review what the folds of the flag mean.
The first fold is a symbol of life.
The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.
The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of Veterans who are departing our ranks
The fifth fold is a tribute to our country
The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie
The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces
The eighth fold is a tribute to those who entered into the valley of the shadow of death and also to honor mothers.
The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood
The tenth fold is a tribute to fathers
The eleventh fold is in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies through their eyes the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen glorifies on their eyes God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
When the flag is completely folded the stars are uppermost reminding us of our national motto “In God we trust.””
P.S. Today is my daily blog post #1570 as we continue on the road to #1600 Milestone.
Attribution & Thank you to the following I’m referencing today
Army News Service
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