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The Folded Flag - Part 13 (final)

Fold thirteen. A beautiful triangle, white stars spattering the bright blue background. It is to remind us of our nation’s motto: “In God we trust.” It seemed a fitting representation, since Levi Habanero had certainly had a trust in God. 578 more words

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The Folded Flag - Part 12b

There is always danger involved in a PJs job. We are equipped for so many situations, and it is trained into us to expect the worst.  1,949 more words

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The Folded Flag - Part 12a

Folds eleven and twelve almost complete the process, teetering on the edge of concluding the ceremony and beginning to move on with life: both represent God, in slightly different ways. 894 more words

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The Folded Flag - Part 11

Fold ten, down to the right, a tribute to the father, and the reminder of a conversation I will never forget.

We were two weeks from actually completing our training when I walked in one night and found Pepper sitting on his bed, cross-legged, a somber look on his face. 601 more words

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The Folded Flag - Part 10

Fold nine, to the right, is a tribute to women and Mothers.

We were scheduled to play a poker game, but we had about an hour before we were supposed to meet. 367 more words

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The Folded Flag - Part 9

Fold eight, up and to the right, and it is another religious-based symbol, giving honor to the one who walked through the valley of the shadow of death that we might see light. 832 more words

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The Folded Flag - Part 8

The seventh fold, straight to the right, is a tribute to our Armed Forces: all of them.

There is an understood, semi-friendly (and semi-not) rivalry that goes on among the different branches of the military. 839 more words

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