During the six-year history of the Prineville Band of Brothers, the local military group has spent the past five participating in veterans’ funeral services.

Such services typically involve several special tributes to their military service, including the folding of the American flag, which is presented as a keepsake to family members. The act requires precision and practice to perfect and perform.

“It is really precise on how it needs to be done, so it actually comes out in that trifold.” explained Dan Swearingen with Band of Brothers. “You have to be precise because you are in a military setting, because it’s a military funeral honors detail, and there are protocols that go with that.”