The Memorial Rifle Squad folds more than 1000 American Flags annually for our departed veterans. The triangular folded flag becomes a cherished memory for the family reminding them of their family member that proudly served in our US Miliary.
If you have a unfolded flag, you can properly fold the American Flag using this written step-by-step process on How to fold the Flag. You can also go to a local American Legion or VFW for assistance in folding the flag.
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The Memorial Rifle Squad honors our departed veterans with a 3 Volley Rifle Salute as a reminder of their sacrifice. A “21 gun salute” is an honor reserved for only the heads of state. The 21 gun salute originated in the 1600’s when warships entering a harbor indicated peaceful intentions by firing 7 cannons. The land batteries responded using 3 shots for each shot fired by the warship, a total response of 21 guns fired. For detailed history refer to the article Origin of the 21-Gun Salute.
Our flag has 13 strips representing our original 13 colonies folded into a triangle using 13 folds. The triangular shape is symbolic of the 3 cornered hats worn by colonial soldiers in the Revolutionary War.