ATLANTA— July 4th will find Atlanta cloaked in red, white, and blue, as we embrace many traditions when it comes to Old Glory.

You’ve no doubt seen it at the end of the school day, or during military funerals. It has prompted some to wonder.

Why do we fold the American flag into a triangle?

Actually, tradition calls for us to fold the flag into the shape of a tri-cornered hat, the kind worn by George Washington and other soldiers who served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

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