Presentation and Folding of Flag

  • Flag Presentation

    Presentation of the flag during a ceremony should be preceded by a brief talk emphasizing the importance of the occasion. Following the presentation, all present should salute the flag, recite the pledge of allegiance, and sing the national anthem.

    Folding the Flag

    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.