Many people ask why the US Flag is folded 13 times and like it is. Below is a video that talks about the meaning of each fold. We would like to also add that by treating the flag with respect and doing it in this manner, you elevate the meaning of the object. Everyone knows, or should know, that you don’t fold the flag like you do a beach towl. Nor do you just toss it in a pile in the corner. The flag is treated with respect when folded 13 times in the traditional way.
If you would like to print a copy of how to do this. Here is a good example from the Department of Veterans Affairs