The Draped and Dressed Casket

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This article is about when to drape, dress, or band the flag on the casket and when to transfer a casket using each of the three techniques. Let’s begin with a bit of history. For the US military, caskets have been carried while draped, dressed, and banded for decades depending on the requirements. Different services have used different standards at …

Formal Casket Watch

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Casket Watch Procedures Read about the difference in Formal and Informal Casket Watch here. Here are some DrillMaster Casket Watch procedure videos to help you to get a better understanding. How an individual died should not reflect on the honors received (suicide). This is different from a Line of Duty Death vs. off-duty or retiree. From my book, The Honor …

When to Drape the Deceased

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My firefighting friends in California had a great question for me. Here are my thoughts. What a tragedy to lose a fellow firefighter, emergency medic, or law enforcement officer, let alone a member of the armed forces. However, it does happen and all too often. Since we know that death comes to us all and that it is just a …