PROFESSIONAL VETERAN BURIAL FLAGS SERVICES IN MIDDLETOWN, NJ
OBTAIN A VETERANS BURIAL FLAG: JOHN F. PFLEGER FUNERAL HOME
Honoring the sacrifices made by veterans is an important part of paying tribute to their service to our country. At John F. Pfleger Funeral Home, Inc. we are proud to assist families in obtaining a burial flag to honor their loved one's military service.
As a benefit to veterans and their families, the United States government provides a 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. This flag is intended as a tribute to the veteran's military service and is generally given to the next of kin as a keepsake after the funeral service.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE BURIAL FLAG?
Eligibility for a veteran's burial flag includes:
- A veteran who served during wartime
- A veteran who died on active duty after May 27, 1941
- A veteran who served after January 31, 1955
- A peacetime veteran who was discharged or released before June 27, 1950
- Certain persons who served in the organized military forces of the Commonwealth of the Philippines while in service of the U.S. Armed Forces and who died on or after April 25, 1951
- Certain former members of the Selected Reserves
It's important to note that only one flag can be issued for a veteran's funeral, and it cannot be replaced if it is lost, destroyed, or stolen. However, some veterans' organizations or other community groups may be able to help you get another flag.
HOW SHOULD THE BURIAL FLAG BE DISPLAYED?
Once the flag is received, it is important to know the proper way to display it. VA Form 27-2008 provides the correct method for displaying and folding the flag, and our staff will ensure that it is displayed in the proper manner. It is important to note that the burial flag is not suitable for outside display because of its size and fabric, as it is made of cotton and can easily be damaged by weather.
CAN A BURIAL FLAG BE REPLACED?
If a veteran's burial flag is lost, destroyed, or stolen, it is important to know that the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is only able to issue one flag for a veteran's funeral. In other words, the flag is not able to be replaced by the VA. However, some veterans' organizations or other community groups may be able to help obtain a replacement flag, so it’s important to reach out to these organizations or groups if a replacement flag is needed. It’s also important to remember that the flag should be treated with respect and care, as it is a symbol of the veteran's service to their country.
CONTACT JOHN F. PFLEGER FUNERAL HOME
Honor the memory of your loved one and their military service by requesting a burial flag from the VA. Contact us at John F. Pfleger Funeral Home to learn more about eligibility and the process of obtaining a flag for your veteran's funeral.