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HOW TO OBTAIN A BURIAL FLAG FOR A VETERAN

Any honorably discharged veteran is entitled to a burial flag. The funeral director, as part of the services, will make the necessary arrangements for the family on behalf of the veteran. The flag may be used to cover the casket and it is presented to the family as a keepsake. The local office of the Department of Veterans' Affairs can also provide information on the procedure for obtaining a flag for a deceased veteran.

Image of USA flag displayed at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

A 12 by I8 foot flag flies at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial 24 hours a day. The flagpole is located just a few feet from the statue of the "Three Servicemen" and near the walkway leading to the Memorial walls. The base of the flagpole has an inscription and the emblem of the five U.S. military services, and was designed to be placed for public viewing.

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