How to Fold the American Flag


Step 1
To properly fold the Flag, begin by holding it waist-high with another person so that its surface is parallel to the ground.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 1

Step 2
Fold the lower half of the stripe section lengthwise over the field of stars, holding the bottom and top edges securely.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 2

Step 3
Fold the flag again lengthwise with the blue field on the outside.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 3

Step 4
Make a triangular fold by bringing the striped corner of the folded edge to meet the open (top) edge of the flag.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 4

Step 5
Turn the outer (end) point inward, parallel to the open edge, to form a second triangle.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 5

Step 6
The triangular folding is continued until the entire length of the flag is folded in this manner.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 6

Step 7
When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible.

How to Fold the American Flag Step 7