Veterans demonstrate American flag folding at Riverfest

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Military veterans demonstrated respect for the U.S. flag during a ceremony at Riverfest Friday.

Since the flag is one of the nation’s most revered symbols, veterans stress the importance of taking care of it.

“First and most important rule is that the flag should not touch the ground,” said Tom Hundt, the commodore for Riverfest 2006. “No part should touch the ground. That’s the one I see violated the most.”

Folding the flag correctly shows pride in being an American, and the demonstration showed the proper way to fold the flag, with an explanation of what each fold means.

Several veterans and military personnel participated in the ceremony.

Recent News Headlines from News 8 Now 

Study: Lead exposure rate among children in Wisconsin is more than twice national average 

Health experts urge safe practices during July 4th holiday 

First Wisconsin monkeypox case identified in Dane County

Bangor schools may ask taxpayers for more money this fall to tackle facility upgrades