Flying an Interment Flag

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Casket Band Too HighRecently I came across a member of an honor guard exclaiming that you can NEVER fly an interment flag (sometimes called a “casket flag”), the flag that is draped on a casket, folded and presented to the next of kin. How silly! Why would this be? It has grommets in it for this purpose! It’s a little long, but there is no reason whatsoever that one could not fly a flag that has been draped on a casket

An interment flag has different dimensions from any other authorized flag; it is quite long to fit on a standard casket. It measures 5 feet by 9.5 feet.

There is nothing in the flag code that says the interment flag is not to be flown. Yes, fly your flag with pride!

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