A Funeral Flag, American Veteran Soldier, The Red, White, and Blue, Stars and Stripes, Patriotic, Memorial Day 2009, Cemetery

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    The flag is folded and is presented to next of kin, "As a representative of the United States Army, it is my high privilege to present you this flag. Let it be a symbol of the grateful appreciation this nation feels for the distinguished service rendered to our country and our flag by your loved one." (Generally, the flag is given to the next-of-kin as a keepsake after its use during the funeral service. When there is no next-of-kin, the flag is presented to a friend making a request for it).

    The flag for someone who dies during active duty is provided by that individual's branch of service. The U.S. Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) provides a U.S. flag at no cost, to drape the casket or accompany the urn of a deceased veteran who served honorably in the U.S. armed forces.

    1. Franks Photos - In Limbo 58 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called TOUR OF DUTY, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. G. Patton [deleted] 53 months ago | reply

      This brings a tear to my eye, would you like to add it to America and the World's Outdoors

    3. doubledcop 48 months ago | reply

      Sad but beautiful capture!

    4. Ms. Kathleen 48 months ago | reply

      What an inspiring photo!

      I would be very pleased if you would add this inspiring image to:
      **US Veterans!**

    5. LENSOVERTURE 35 months ago | reply

      Hi,

      Can I get a permission to use this image as my profile picture in Facebook to give honor and respect to the fallen soldiers this memorial day?

      Thank you.

      John

    6. Beverly & Pack 35 months ago | reply

      John, You are free to use this picture any way you desire without any credits for it is in the public domain. Good Luck!

    7. LENSOVERTURE 35 months ago | reply

      Many Thanks !!!

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