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Old 03-13-2013, 12:02 PM
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Thumbs Up A HUGE thank you to all of our service men and women past and present!

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I finally got around to making the flag case for the flag my nephew sent me about a year ago. I had some nice Black Walnut that I figured would work perfectly for the job. I was blown away when I got the flag and certificate that came with it stating that the flag had been on the Blackhawk helicopter during a mission over Iraq on August 01, 2011. The cool thing of it is that's my son's birthday! Sebastian is a door gunner. I contacted Sebastian and asked him if he could get me a picture of his unit. He emailed me some photos and I had one of them printed up. I decided that I wanted to display all three items together. A couple days ago I came up with a design and got busy. I went out yesterday and bought the glass and mat board and just finished putting it together. It's now proudly displayed on the wall of our family room.

Thank you very deeply Sebastian Sofikitis, your entire unit, and ALL of our service men and women for your sacrifices!
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:13 PM
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Old 03-13-2013, 12:34 PM
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Nice touch!!!
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Old 03-13-2013, 04:24 PM
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Awesome pic and story JP, thank you for sharing. Helluva job on the frame too.
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Great Job!....Thanks to you and your cousin!....(still have the 'for Boo' decal you made on the truck)
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Outstanding!!! Well done
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:56 PM
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Looks Good here is some info on the folds of the flag in the case.

The 1st fold
of the flag is a symbol of life.
The 2nd fold
is a symbol of the belief in eternal life.
The 3rd fold
is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing the ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of the country to attain peace throughout the world.
The 4th fold
represents the weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.
The 5th fold
is a tribute to the country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.”
The 6th fold
is for where people’s hearts lie. It is with their heart that, They pledge allegiance to the flag of the United! States Of America, and the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
The 7th fold
is a tribute to its Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that they protect their country and their flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of their republic.
The 8th fold
is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day!
The 9th fold
is a tribute to womanhood, and Mothers. For it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.
The 10th fold
is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of their country since they were first born.
The 11th fold
represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon and glorifies in the Hebrews eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
The 12th fold
represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in the Christians eyes, God the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit.
The 13th fold
or when the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding them of their nations motto, “In God We Trust.”
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Very cool John.
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:45 PM
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John Yes thank him for his service. Nice job, 8 yrs ago after my dads service we flew his flag at home ( 4 yrs S Pacific in ww2 ). I have 4 pieces of walnut, rough, 5/8 by 10 by 2-31/2 ft aprox if you want them let me know you are welcome to them.
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