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Who Is Eligible to Receive the Burial Flag?
Generally, the flag is given to a family member after it's use during the funeral service. When there is no family, the flag may be presented to a close friend.
How Can You Apply?
By presenting a copy of an Honorable Discharge (Form DD214) to our funeral home staff. The funeral home will file the appropriate form with the U.S. Post Office (VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes) to secure a flag for you.
Can a Burial Flag Be Replaced?
The law allows us to issue one flag for a veteran's funeral. We cannot replace it 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 do I maintain the flag?
The Hopler & Eschbach Funeral Home will provide a wooden flag case display case at no charge to each family we serve as a gift from the funeral home in recognition of your loved one's service to our country.