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How to Fold a Marine Corps Flag

(Last Updated On: November 30, 2017)

How to Fold a Marine Corps Flag

The United States Marine Corps official flag is scarlet red and the Marine Corps emblem in gray and gold along with the banner that states “United States Marine Corps”. Also, there a Marine Corps Flag which the banner states “U.S. Marine Corps Retired”. The Marines Corps official flag is seen in ceremonies and other events. The Marine Corps flag can be folded into the shape of a triangle and used for shadow boxes or display boxes for retiring Marines. Below are the steps to how to fold a Marine Corps Flag into a triangle or watch the YouTube video on How to Fold a Marine Corps Flag. Do you need a Marine Corps Flag? Buy from AMAZON: Marine Corps Flag.  If you need to learn how to mount medals visit how to mount medals yourself.  Before folding the flag ensure to get all the wrinkles smoothed out. While folding the flag ensure to keep the flag folded nice and tight through all the steps.

Steps to Fold a Marine Corps Flag

Marine Corps Flag

How to Fold a Marine Corps Flag Steps 1-12


1 – Place the flag in front of you with the anchor to the right. Fold the flag 12″ lengthwise from the bottom.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

2 – Fold the flag 1 3/4″ lengthwise down from the middle of the last fold.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

3 – Fold the flag 4 1/2″ lengthwise from the top. Then fold the flag 4″ lengthwise from the bottom.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

4 – Fold the flag in half lengthwise. The fold should equal about 7″.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

5 – Make a fold 6″ on the left and complete steps 5 through 11. Once complete with folding flag on left. Make a fold 8 1/2″ on the right then complete steps 5 through 12.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag
6 – Make a triangle fold on the left and on the right. Ensure to keep the triangles flat and tight.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

7 – Make another triangle fold on the left and on the right. Again ensure to keep the triangles flat and tight.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

8 – Make another triangle fold on the left and on the right. Again ensure to keep the triangles flat and tight.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

9 – Make another triangle fold on the left and on the right. Again ensure to keep the triangles flat and tight.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

10 – One last time make a triangle fold on the left and on the right. Both triangles should meet together just like in the picture.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

11 – If the triangles do not perfectly match together just like in the picture then go back to step 4 or start all over again.
How to fold a Marine Corps Flag

12 – If your Marine Corps flag looks like this then you are in business. The flag should measure 14 1/2″ width and 7 1/4″ height.

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