Flying an Interment Flag

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Casket Band Too High

Recently I came across a member of the Florida National 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 are larger American flags of the exact same dimension ratio and there is no reason whatsoever that one could not fly a flag that has been draped on a casket

There is nothing in the flag code that says the interment flag is not to be flown. Yes, fly your flag if you choose to do so, it’s yours!

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