A military funeral flag is a standard United States flag that’s draped over the coffin or urn of a veteran or military servicemember during their funeral, memorial, or internment after a cremation service in Allenwood, PA. Also known as a military burial flag, the flag is folded up after the service over 13 times to form a triangle, perhaps representing the 13 original colonies and the shape of the hats traditionally worn during the Revolutionary War. After its folded, the flag is given to the deceased’s closest family member, like a spouse, parents, sibling, or other next of kin. The VA provides funeral flags at no cost for both active duty and retired veterans of any of the armed forces divisions. Civilians can request flags, but they do come at a cost.
If you are the recipient of a military funeral flag, you may be asking, “What do I do with the flag?” There are several options that both honor the memory of your lost loved one and respect the nature of the flag. Some of them include:
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