In comments to the first post on flag folding, Chris noted that the American Legion’s website has the ceremony I fisked, verbatim. So I wrote to the American Legion and suggested they explain that the ceremony isn’t official, and perhaps fix some of the errors in it.
I have heard back. They’re sticking by it, even to the wrong words of the hero of the War of 1812, Stephen Decatur. The misquote of Decatur is really no big deal, but the real quote suggests Decatur will stand up for his nation, “. . . our country, right or wrong!”; the erroneous version suggests a ‘well, whatever’ attitude towards defending the nation, “. . . it is still our country.”
I looked: There is nothing at the American Legion site about Millard Fillmore and the White House bathtubs.
I also found the newer Air Force ceremony, posted at USHistory.org, at the “Betsy Ross” site.
Update February 26, 2007: Go here for another list of the new Air Force ceremony.
Image of folded flag from CNN