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  • NJROTC Awards - Rep. Larsen &, Assistant Superintendent Lundstrom
  • President's Award for Kelly Davidson - Rep. Larson & NL Pres. Smith
  • Helmet Award for Kelly Davidson - Rep. Larsen and NL Pres. Smith
  • Navy League President Greg Smith @ Veterans Day 2021 Program
  • Navy League President Greg Smith @ Veterans Day 2021 Program
  • Mayor Bob Severns Family & State Representative Dave Paul
  • 2021 Veterans and 9/11 Observance Day First Responders
  • 2021 Veterans Day Entrance to Stadium
  • Former Navy League President Steve Bristow and OH Police Chief Kevin Dresker
  • 2021 Veterans Day - Fire Department Captain Craig Anderson: Tunnel to Towers
  • 2021 Veterans Day Vocalist Nathan McCartney - "God Bless the USA"
  • Navy League Chaplain David Lura - MC 2021 Veterans Day Program
  • 2021 Veterans Day Audience
  • NL VP Dr. Darin Hand, NL President Greg Smith, Chaplain David Lura
  • Past NL President, Steve Bristow
  • Welcome to NAS Whidbey Island

The Meaning behind Traditional Flag Folding
adapted by DG Lura 6/9/2022 from a post BY PHOEBE OCHMAN 8/14/2021

There are many names for the American flag: Old Glory; The Stars and Stripes; The Red, White, and Blue; and The Star-Spangled Banner to name a few. The original 13-star version of the flag was first unveiled on June 14, 1777, and that is why June 14 is known as Flag Day. The flag is folded exactly 13 times in remembrance of the original 13 colonies as are the red and white stripes. The source and date of origin of the following meanings in unknown but lend themselves to a dignified way to treat the flag.

1. The first fold symbolizes the life we live and offer in service to country.
2. The second fold represents a belief in eternal life.
3. The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans who gave their lives in defense of the country to help attain peace throughout the world.
4. The fourth fold is in recognition of the nature of the country’s citizens to trust in God.
5. The fifth fold is a tribute to the United States. According to Stephen Decatur, Naval Commander during the American Revolution and War of 1812, “Our country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right, but it is still our country, right or wrong.”
6. The sixth fold symbolizes where people’s hearts lie in keeping with the words of our pledge of allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.
7. The seventh fold pays tribute to the armed forces. After all, through our armed forces, the United States is protected against all enemies.
8. The eighth fold is a tribute to those who died, and as Psalm 23 states, “entered into the valley of the shadow of death.”
9. The ninth fold honors mothers.
10. The tenth fold is a tribute to fathers.
11. The eleventh fold represents the lower portion of the seal of Kings David and Solomon and glorifies, in Judaism, the God of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob.
12. The twelfth fold represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the eyes of Christians, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
13. The thirteenth and last fold completes the triangular “pillow” with the blue field with white stars covering the red and white stripes reminding us of our national motto, “In God We Trust.”

Links to OUR 2021 VETERANS DAY PROGRAM and the 2022 Memorial Day Program can be found IN ANNUAL EVENTS

1 July 2022
on this day in
1981 Radio Shack 3rd release of Model III TRSDOS 1.3
from - http://www.scopesys.com

in military history
from - https://thisdayinusmilhist.wordpress.com

1940 – Roosevelt signs a further Navy bill providing for the construction of 45 more ships and providing $550,000,000 to finance these and other projects.

Contact Us  
Navy League
PO Box 847
Oak Harbor, Washington 98277
Phone 360.720.8398
Mobile 360.720.8398
Announcements

MEETINGS monthly except July-August

11:30-1:00
OH Elks Club

Sep 6
Oct 4

Nov 1
Dec 6

SPECIAL WELCOME

Oak Harbor Area Council of the Navy League is a group of civilians who meet monthly in support of the women and men of the sea services.  A SPECIAL WELCOME is extended to military related families and those new to the area and includes an invitation to join us.

MISSION STATEMENT

We enhance the morale of
sea service personnel and
their families through national
and council level programs.
 
We provide a powerful voice to educate the public and Congress 
on the importance of our sea services to our nation’s defense,
well-being and economic prosperity. 

We support youth through programs that expose young people to the value of our sea services.

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