• From left, Danny Hall, Art Dodge, Billy McGraw and Pat Buchanan exchange the worn flag for a new one folded in the same manner.
    From left, Danny Hall, Art Dodge, Billy McGraw and Pat Buchanan exchange the worn flag for a new one folded in the same manner.
  • Fred McGill announces the meaning behind each of the 13 folds made to retired flags. The first fold is a symbol of life, while the 13th, after which stars are in the uppermost position, symbolizes the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
    Fred McGill announces the meaning behind each of the 13 folds made to retired flags. The first fold is a symbol of life, while the 13th, after which stars are in the uppermost position, symbolizes the national motto, “In God We Trust.”
  • Members of the American Legion Post 82 motorcycle group bring the old flag down to be folded.
    Members of the American Legion Post 82 motorcycle group bring the old flag down to be folded.

Each fold has meaning

Members of the Ellijay American Legion Riders gathered to commemorate Independence Day by retiring and replacing an American Flag at United Community Bank with an official 13-fold cere-
mony Wednesday, July 3.

Retirement and replacement of worn flags is a service Post 82 provides to local businesses and institutions throughout the year. 

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