FLAG DAY A momentous day for all Americans who believe that thwe United States Supreme Court made a 'good'
decision upholding the phrase "One Nation Under God..." in our Pledge of Allegiance to the FLAG of the UNITED
STATES of AMERICA. The Lord be Praised!
"To our beloved country, this is dedicated to you...
We want you to know we understand what it means to be proud of our Red, White and Blue.
RED is for 'Courage' to always believe in our rights,
WHITE is for 'Peace and love' as our country strives to new heights,
BLUE is for 'Strength' that brings us together,
To remind us to stand tall and full of pride forever.
There are 50 stars on our flag that represent each state today,
And together we became one nation, under GOD, called the U.S.A.!
When our nation's current events start to leave us all in doubt,
One look at our glorious flag will remind us what it's all about.
The men and women of America and the sacrifices they have made,
To allow our flag to fly real high so that our colors will never fade.
That's why it's important for 'US', the children of today,
To come together hand in hand and want to proudly say...
'We will commit to one another to make our world a safer place,
And spread Peace, Love and Happiness to each other face to face!'
We'll look to our parents and teachers to guide and help us understand,
What it means to unite as one to keep the freedom of our land.
We are the children of the future and together we will see,
We can make the world a better place and create our history.
It all starts by believing in 'OUR SELF' and pushing aside any fear,
We're proud of who we are and 'Pledge our Alllegiance' LOUD and CLEAR!
So the next time you see our beautiful Red, White and Blue,
Remeber...these colors run deep, shine bright and we salute YOU!"
GOD BLESS AMERICA!!! God bless all members of ASAKorea and our loved ones.
Remember our troops and those who have served so valiantly in years past to make us, THE UNITED STATES of
AMERICA....."ONE NATION UNDER GOD INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL."
Chaplain Charles Knappenberger, ASA Korea
The story behind the folding of the Star and Stripes:
The Flag of the United States of America is folded 13 times when its is lowered or when it is handed to the widow or family at the
burial od a veteran.
"First fold" of our flag is a symbol of life.
"Second fold" is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.
"Third fold" is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of
our country to attain peace throughout the world.
"Fourth fold" represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trustibg in God it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as
in time of war for his divine guidance.
"Fifth fold" is a tribute to our country, "America the beautiful".
"Sixth fold" is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we "pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and
to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, idivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
"Seventh fold" is a tribute to our Armed Forces.
"Eighth fold" is a tribute to the one being buried who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we may see the light of day.
"Ninth fold" is a tribute to motherhood, 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.
"Tenth fold" is a tribute to fatherhood, for they too have given their sons and daughters for the defense of the country.
"Eleventh fold" represents a covenant between God and country.
"Twelfth fold" represents an emblem of eternity.
When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation's 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 that
served under General George Washington, who was followed by their comrades in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving
for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.