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You should see this, if you havn't already

          Draped Coffin

 
All Americans should be given this lesson. Those who think that America is an arrogant nation should really reconsider that thought. Our founding fathers used GOD's word and teachings to establish our Great Nation and I think it's high time Americans get re-educated about this Nation's history. Pass it along and be proud of the country we live in and even more proud of those who serve to protect our "GOD GIVEN" rights and freedoms.  
I hope you take the time to read this ... To understand what the flag draped coffin really means ... Here is how to understand the flag that laid upon it and is surrendered to so many widows and widowers.  Do you know that at military funerals, the 21-gun salute stands for the sum of the numbers in the year 1776?



Have you ever noticed the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the United States of America Flag 13 times? You probably thought it was to symbolize the original 13 colonies, but we learn something new every day!

The 1st fold of the flag is a symbol of life
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 The 2nd fold is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.   The 3rd fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.


The 4th fold represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.


The 5th fold is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, "Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong."


The 6th fold is for where people's hearts lie. It is with their heart that They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

The 7th fold is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.



The 8th fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day.


The 9th fold is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and dev otio n that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

The 10th fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.



The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.



The 12th fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.


The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are  uppermost reminding them of their nations 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 who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were fol lowed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for them the rights, privileges and freedoms they enjoy today.

There are some traditions and ways of doing things that have deep meaning. In the future, you'll see flags folded and now you will know why.

Share this with the children you love and all others who love what is referred to, the symbol of "Liberty and Freedom."
 

MAYBE THE SUPREME COURT SHOULD READ THIS EXPLANATION BEFORE THEY RENDER THEIR DECISION ON THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.
FORWARD IT; MAYBE SOMEONE WITH THE NECESSARY POWER, OR POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL INFLUENCE, WILL GET IT TO THEM.

IN THE MEANTIME, MAY GOD PROTECT US ALWAYS.

ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH
LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
 
 

Donna Adams
Assistant Box Office Manager
Progress Energy Center for the Performing Arts

 

EDIT - edited color for readability - dead_again

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"One Nation, Under God, With

"One Nation, Under God, With Liberty And Justice For All" is a blatant contradiction. It's either "For all" or "Under God." If it's under God, it's not for all. The one-sidedness and lack of tolerance always pissed me off.

When I say the pledge, I just simply leave out the under God. I say the rest of the pledge in a fairly loud voice, and I just stop complete for Under God. I'm sure other students have noticed. It's a moderate way to protest.


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*sigh* Well, it's only a

*sigh* Well, it's only a matter of time before this shows up in my inbox from a conservative relative.

 

Obviously the bit about the founding fathers using God has been debunked on here many times.

The part about the 21-gun salute is wrong...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21-gun_salute

 

And the part about the flag folding is wrong...

http://www.esquire.com/features/things-that-carried-him

 

The meaning behind the flag folding is lost mostly to myth -- the thirteen folds supposedly represent the thirteen colonies, the triangle the lines of George Washington's cocked hat -- but its architecture makes it ideal for being clutched to a widow's chest, the points across her shoulders...

 

 

 

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Geirj,  You're tolerance

Geirj, 

 You're tolerance is much higher than mine.  Bone headed people are so frustrating to talk to.


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Would the real god please

Would the real god please stand up !  OK , hi , 100% god here ! ....  you too ....


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guinness4strength

guinness4strength wrote:

 
ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.
 
 

Donna Adams
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which god donna adams yours, theirs, the goddes of wicca, thor who donna

which god serves this country best yahweh jahova jesus

i like for me a god by the name of venus she represents love and fertility lets erect a statue of venus whom never wares any clothes and worship that god when a solder dies.

you know what other gods i like coyote the trickster he would simply be a bash at my funeral what with his chopped up penis vengetables  it would be downright halarius what about yahweh i hate his gutz circamcision and war and genocide what of jahova basterd owes me 2000$ and jesus well philosoficly speaking john lennon was better and he was just a man

if you hate me cuz i don't do harvey the rabbit i will do you a favor and take harvey away right now

god doesn't exist

there is no god

i have said these things inside the "house" of the lord jahweh the genocidal lunatic that makes hellsings alucard look tame

dracula lord impaler was more humane

and judge dredd showed more mercy

but of course he was also fiction

mohammed is mr poopy pants allah is a cootie queen and islam is a lint licker
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Boon Docks

Boon Docks wrote:

Geirj, 

 You're tolerance is much higher than mine.  Bone headed people are so frustrating to talk to.

I get e-mails like these probably twice a month from some conservative relatives. I used to just delete them, but then I started fact-checking them and sending them back with the correct information. They never reply, but it gives me a little warm and fuzzy feeling knowing I've done my part.

Nobody I know was brainwashed into being an atheist.

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geirj wrote:Boon Docks

geirj wrote:

Boon Docks wrote:

Geirj, 

 You're tolerance is much higher than mine.  Bone headed people are so frustrating to talk to.

I get e-mails like these probably twice a month from some conservative relatives. I used to just delete them, but then I started fact-checking them and sending them back with the correct information. They never reply, but it gives me a little warm and fuzzy feeling knowing I've done my part.

 

I did that once to my mother in-law.  Last time I ever got a religious toned email from her.  I told her that she can continue sending me emails if she likes, just be prepared to get a replay with all the corrections.  But you know the religious, they hate when facts and logic get in the way of their beliefs.

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Quote:ONE NATION, UNDER GOD,

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ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

I wholeheartedly agree!

One nation, one GNKANOP! Freedom and justice for everbody!

AND FUCK THE AVERSAURIANS!

 

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What wingnut came up with

What wingnut came up with this shit?  It amazes me people have time to sit around and think this crap up.  Fundies love making up lies like this (it's being done in the name of god, of course) and are absolutely shameless about it when the facts are pointed out.  They will insist that the truth is liberal revisionism.  There is no arguing with them and really no point to it.  They're too ignorant to be swayed by facts.

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guinness4strength wrote:

           After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the Sailors and Marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones.   

      I'm writing this from South America , [b] K.R.Brown wish you were here. I am Canadian but I do not believe Cpt.J.P.Jones flew the Stars and stripes on his ships. He did not fold his flags in tri corners. Gen Washington folded in tri corner for no special reason he ever mentioned.

                 The 11th fold represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.             

       The Mogan David is on the Israeli flag (since 1948) and has as much to do with the U.S. flag as Betsy Ross. Btw  the inter-locking six points of the Mogan David has twelve sides representing the joining of the twelve tribes of Israel, symbolizing God (craven image) is a no-no.  

 

 

  The 13th fold, or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are  uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, "In God We Trust."   I do know for certain the motto of the U.S. of A. is " E pluribus  unum",  not now nor ever has been "In god we trust"     Sorry Gang i'm still learning to do this.           
    
             

 

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What the fuck is this shit?!

What the fuck is this shit?!


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Thomathy wrote:What the fuck

Thomathy wrote:

What the fuck is this shit?!

 

More made up shit by Christards to try to say the US is a Christian nation. Since they can't find real evidence for this they make shit up.

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