Memorial Day-Fourth of July  

peachzes 55F
47 posts
5/29/2006 7:19 pm

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Memorial Day-Fourth of July


Today is a holiday that the people of our country neglect. Why do we have this day? Is it for sales in the stores? Is it the the official first day of summer? Cookout hamburger/hot dog day? No, I think not. Our people has/have suffered greatly for us to enjoy this ONE day. I ask that you take a moment and remember why you have your freedom to do the things you do on Memorial day/July 4th. Teach someone who does not understand the roots of this day and show them why we have this one special day. Our Armed forces deserve it. Past and present. I salute you!




Meaning of Flag Draped Coffin.

All Americans should be given this lesson. Those who think that America is an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought. Our founding fathers used GOD's word and teachings to establish our Great Nation and I think it's high time Americans get reeducated about this Nation's history. Pass it along and be proud of the country we live in and even more proud of those who serve to protect our "GOD GIVEN" rights and freedoms.

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To understand what the flag draped coffin really means...... Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.

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

Have you ever noticed 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 heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States Of America, and the 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 have 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 Ghost

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 cocked 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 flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of "Liberty and Freedom."

MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD READ THIS EXPLANATION BEFORE THEY RENDER THEIR DECISION ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. FORWARD IT; MAYBE SOMEONE WITH THE NECESSARY POWER, OR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INFLUENCE, WILL GET IT TO THEM.

IN THE MEANTIME, MAY GOD PROTECT US ALWAYS.

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

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"In God We Trust" and May GOD Bless AMERICA

Atlsweetiepie 56F

5/30/2006 6:24 am

Meaning of Flag Draped Coffin.

All Americans should be given this lesson. Those who think that America is an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought. Our founding fathers used GOD's word and teachings to establish our Great Nation and I think it's high time Americans get reeducated about this Nation's history. Pass it along and be proud of the country we live in and even more proud of those who serve to protect our "GOD GIVEN" rights and freedoms.



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To understand what the flag draped coffin really means...... Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.

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



Have you ever noticed 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 heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States Of America, and the 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 have 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 Ghost

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 cocked 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 flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of "Liberty and Freedom."



MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD READ THIS EXPLANATION BEFORE THEY RENDER THEIR DECISION ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. FORWARD IT; MAYBE SOMEONE WITH THE NECESSARY POWER, OR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INFLUENCE, WILL GET IT TO THEM.

IN THE MEANTIME, MAY GOD PROTECT US ALWAYS.

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.



*************************
"In God We Trust" and May GOD Bless AMERICA


peachzes replies on 5/30/2006 7:26 am:
Hey,
Wonderful comment.
Tahnk you!
peachzes

Handyhubby 59M
34 posts
5/30/2006 8:47 am

Many have served this country and given the ultimate sacrifice. This day belongs to them and their families. It is the day that we should remember that FREEDOM IS NOT FREE and never has been. Men and women have died for over 130 years, so that you and I could be here today, eating ribs and hot dogs and not having to worry about who was going to interrupt our meal with bullets or an invitation to a jail cell. Take a moment out of each day to remmeber that these heroes did and still do exist. Read the stories of the men that have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, not just the news and newspaper stories. Men do not volunteer to return to a country where they are not wanted and cannot accomplish great things. The willingness of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines to continue their missions in the Middle East, speaks volumes to me about the nature and importance of this fight. Support them, they are supporting you every day by keeping the violence away from your doorstep.


Santayo 66M  
6 posts
5/30/2006 10:54 am

As a veteran of an unpopular war (USMC) and the proud dad of a veteran of what is becoming another unpopular war (United Staes Army Firefighter I applaud the statements of Peachzes and Atlsweetiepie. May God Bless both of you and MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA !!!!


SlavsAdultRetry 58M
3 posts
5/30/2006 2:36 pm

We celebrate this day to honor those those have, are, and will make the ultimate sacrifice to keep those they will never meet (us) free to pursue a lifestyle most of the world cannot dream of because they cannot conceptualize it. Thank you peachzes for reminding us of something we should never forget. S


SlowHand2U 56M

6/1/2006 1:38 pm

You are correct about Memorial Day. We tend to forget far to soon the price that has been paid for our freedoms!!! And yes, it does seem that all holidays/special days are for shopping. I, for one, am getting tired of "holidays" for the sake of the economy.


SirMounts 102M

6/6/2006 2:20 pm

And I salute you, for this post!
A warm welcome to blogging, peachzes. *smiling*


rm_nightowl421 59M
8 posts
6/9/2006 11:51 am

I'm another Veteran (USAF) of another unpopular war & lost a couple of friends. I had opportunity to finf their names on the "Moving Wall" Memorial when it came through Georgia just a month ago. It surprised me that the emotional impact was just as strong as when I found they had been killed, there's a lump in my throat even now.


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