Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
We sang the song God Bless the USA at church yesterday along with God Bless America and some other patriotic songs. They had a flag folding ceremony done by 3 Airforce ROTC Cadets and it was very interesting to hear the meaning of the 13 folds in the flag.
Flag Folding Ceremony
The flag folding ceremony represents the same religious principles on which our country was originally founded. The portion of the flag denoting honor is the canton of blue containing the stars representing the states our veterans served in uniform. The canton field of blue dresses from left to right and is inverted when draped as a pall on a casket of a veteran who has served our country in uniform.
In the Armed Forces of the United States, at the ceremony of retreat the flag is lowered, folded in a triangle fold and kept under watch throughout the night as a tribute to our nation's honored dead. The next morning it is brought out and, at the ceremony of reveille, run aloft as a symbol of our belief in the resurrection of the body of Christ.
When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost, reminding us of our national 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 followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
For those of you who don't already know, IT"S A BOY! Aaron is naming him and I think he is pretty set on Vaughn George after both of our fathers. Time is flying by with this pregnancy. I am already 5 months along. He moves around a lot and is a healthy little guy. Here's a first photo. I won't post the gender photo but as Aaron said, "Wow, he's well endowed."