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What to do with a Military Funeral Flag

A United States flag is draped over the coffin ¬†of a member of the military services or veteran during his or her funeral, with the blue field of white stars laid over the area of the deceased’s head and left shoulder. The military funeral flag is 5′ x 9-1/2′, which is about twice the size of the standard household flag. During the service, just after TAPS is played, the American flag is folded 13 times into a triangle measuring 24″ (bottom) by 16-3/4″ (diagonal) by 2-3/4″ (width). Continue reading What to do with a Military Funeral Flag