I am amazed at how hard it is to find the answer to this. My son is High School Junior and the Command Sargent Major of his Battalion. None of his instructors know the correct answer and I have spent hours on the internet with little to no results. When you carry the folded flag to and from the flag pole, how do you hold it? I have seen in formal ceremonies where they hold it to their chest with their hands straight up pressing it to the chest. I have also seen where it is held in the right arm with the right hand cupping the corner of the flag kind of like carrying a football. Is there actually an answer to this question?