How to Fold the U.S. Flag
Honor the United States Flag
Learn how to properly fold Old Glory.

When you’re ready to bring your flag inside, there’s a specific way to fold it that not only shows respect for our nation’s great symbol, but also creates a shape reminiscent of the tri-cornered hats the colonial soldiers wore during the Revolutionary War. Here’s how to do it!

Here are 7 Tips

#1

Team Work Makes Dreams Work: Hold the flag waist high with another person.

#2

Red, White & Fold: Fold it in half length-wise with the stripes on top.

#3

Repeat: Fold it in half length-wise again, so the stars are on top

#4

Stars & Stripes: Tuck the flap into the top layer to make a triangle of blue stars.


 

#5

Edge Of Seventeen: Fold that point inward, parallel to the open edge.


 

#6

Bombs Bursting In Air: Continue in this manner, folding the corner to the edge and then the triangle straight in, until only a short flap is left.

#7

Stars & Stripes: Tuck the flap into the top layer to make a triangle of blue stars.

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