Consider CheseOhoughtsby Debbie J. ThompsonOwner/Funeral Director/CPCTHE MEANING OF THE FOLDED FLAGAt a military funeral, the flag that drapes the casketof the deceased veteran is positioned with the unionfield at the head and over the left shoulder of thedeceased. After taps is played, the flag is folded intothe symbolic tri-cornered shape and presented to theveteran's family. The thirteen folds of the flag representthe thirteen original colonies, while the triangular shaperepresents the patriots' tri-cornered hat. In addition,each fold represents a different belief, honor, tribute,or recognition, with the first fold symbolizing life, thesecond the belief in eternal life, and the third honoringthe departed veteran who gave a portion of his or herlife for the defense of our country.We realize the sacrifices that the members of ourmilitary have made for us to make our country what itis, and we want to help honor them with all the respect,dignity, and recognition that they deserve. To learnabout our funeral services, please call us today. Ourstaff is committed to providing your family with thehighest quality care and service in your time of need.Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts.QUOTE: I don want to die without any scars."Charles Palahniuk8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove815-675-0550www.ThompsonSpringGrove.comThompsonSPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME

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Consider Chese Ohoughts by Debbie J. Thompson Owner/Funeral Director/CPC THE MEANING OF THE FOLDED FLAG At a military funeral, the flag that drapes the casket of the deceased veteran is positioned with the union field at the head and over the left shoulder of the deceased. After taps is played, the flag is folded into the symbolic tri-cornered shape and presented to the veteran's family. The thirteen folds of the flag represent the thirteen original colonies, while the triangular shape represents the patriots' tri-cornered hat. In addition, each fold represents a different belief, honor, tribute, or recognition, with the first fold symbolizing life, the second the belief in eternal life, and the third honoring the departed veteran who gave a portion of his or her life for the defense of our country. We realize the sacrifices that the members of our military have made for us to make our country what it is, and we want to help honor them with all the respect, dignity, and recognition that they deserve. To learn about our funeral services, please call us today. Our staff is committed to providing your family with the highest quality care and service in your time of need. Celebrating Lives and Healing Hearts. QUOTE: I don want to die without any scars." Charles Palahniuk 8103 Wilmot Road Spring Grove 815-675-0550 www.ThompsonSpringGrove.com Thompson SPRING GROVE FUNERAL HOME

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