My son has asked me to find out what the meanings are behind the 13 folds in the American flag in a funeral service are. I have checked several different resources, and none of them agree on anything. Can someone help me. He is scheduled to ship out to Irac on the 8Th of August, and has not asked much of me, and I would like to be able to do this one small thing for him. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks Everyone!