From constitutional law attorney and Director of the Defense of Veterans Memorials Project of the American Legion, Rees Lloyd, who says the Veterans Administration has dictated that folds 11 and 12 of the flag folding ceremony invoking the Christian and Jewish God have been cleansed from the ceremony due to complaints.
I salute you for breaking the news on the VA banning of the Flag Folding Ceremony at National Cemeteries. It is an outrage. I anticipate the California State Veterans Cemeteries will do the same thing, surrendering to secular-cleansing atheists and the ACLU, or Muslims who are offended by our American history or heritage being evidenced in the public square. That is, after all, a Christian heritage informed by Biblical judaic and Christian values and principles. Not a single Muslim participated in the creation of America, but they most definitely contributing to its destruction.
From Focus on the Family is the explanation of the ceremony:
“The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in the eternal life.” Folds 11 and 12 are the ones that led the atheists to challenge.“The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen, represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies, in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Ghost.”But the Air Force has replaced that unofficial script with an official one that contains no religious references. [emphasis added]
This is the way in which members of the service expect to be remembered and celebrated. Atheists are saying no.