How to fold an American Flag

by Kevin Vokes


  1.     Two persons, facing each other, hold the flag waist high and horizontally between them.

  2.     The lower striped section is folded, lengthwise, over the blue field. Hold bottom to top and edges together securely.

  3.     Fold the flag again, lengthwise, folded edge to open edge.

  4.     A triangular fold is started along the length of the flag, from the end to the heading by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open edge.

  5.     The outer point is turned inward parallel with the open edge, forming a second triangle.

  6.     Repeat the triangular folding until the entire length of the flag is folded.

  7.     When the flag is completely folded only the triangular blue field should be visible.

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