Student veterans at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus held a flag-folding ceremony Friday at the campus, in front of Poling Hall.
Chris Schilling, spokesman for the school, said that students Rob Critney and Sean McCord folded the flag while the adviser for the Student Veterans Organization described the meaning of each of the 13 folds. Both men are Gulf War veterans.
Schilling said the flag was provided by LaVeena Rebber, an Ivy Tech worker and it had been draped over the casket of her father, Clarence East, at his funeral. He was a U.S. Army veteran. She asked the veterans’ group to refold the flag properly to fit it into a display case.
Taps was played as the flag was presented to Rebber.