What is an Interment Flag?
*An Interment Flag is a flag made to specific government specifications for quality, size, and other measurements.
Active Duty Personnel
Federal statute authorizes Interment flags and flag cases for active duty Soldiers, other specific classes of military personnel and certain civilian employees. A complete list of decedent's authorized Interment flags and flag cases is located in Chapter 15 of Army Regulation 638-2 - Care and Disposition of Remains and Disposition of Personal Effects (1 Mb). Hardwood flag cases are authorized for presentation at interment and memorial services (non-recoverable remains only) of military personnel held on or after 1 October 1993. Interment flags and flag cases are authorized for presentation at Interment and memorial services (non-recoverable remains only) of civilian employees who die while deployed in support of a military contingency operation held on or after 1 October 1994.
Retired Military Personnel and Veterans
The United States Government through the Department of Veterans Affairs provides an American flag to drape the casket of a retiree or veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable. After the funeral service, the flag may be given to the next of kin or a close associate of the deceased. The funeral director will obtain the flag from VA sources.
Eligibility for a burial flag?
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) establishes eligibility Your funeral director will assist you in obtaining a flag ( Department of Veterans Affairs - Burial Flags Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)).
Our US INTERMENT FLAGS are made with embroidered stars, sewn stripes, brass grommets, and white headers. All of our flags are Made in the USA. (The GSC5 is a Title 4 US Government Specified flag.)