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Lt. Tilghman wrote, about the night retreat from the enemy on 29 Aug. 1776, that "the thing was conducted with so much secrecy that neither sublalterns or privates knew..." This spotlight also relates an interesting story from the following year.
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›Pennsylvania Archives 1778
Source: Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
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Traditionally, the third fold in a flag-folding ceremony honors and remembers veterans for their sacrifice in defending their country and promoting peace in the world.