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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:22 AM

luckybychoice

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a flag

if you got a US flag that had been drapped over a coffin,what would you do with it?

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:30 AM

zx12rmike

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Is this a pop quiz?

Is this a pop quiz?

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:34 AM

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LBC

There are display cases you can buy fairly reasonably priced, and I would buy on and put it in that. We still have my father-inlaws and it is just a nice keep sake.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:38 AM

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Case it and display it. Is it still folded?

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:42 AM

zx12rmike

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Obviously display it!

Obviously display it!

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:51 AM

luckybychoice

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yep it's folded

i can make the display case myself,just thinking that flying it on my flagpole might be more inline with my old man's way of thinking,buried him this November,the burial detail gave me the flag.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:56 AM

zx12rmike

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Sorry about your Dad, I (my opinion only) would fold it, making sure it was perfect, and display it in the house where it would not get beat up.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 42 weeks ago, 11:58 AM

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No LBC, don't fly it.

Buy another one and fly that. Because eventually, all flags get frayed or soiled, then you have to destroy it. Fly other flags (make sure they have adequate lighting if you leave them up at night), and keep your dad's flag cased in a place of honor.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
4 years 42 weeks ago, 12:12 PM

luckybychoice

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displayed it is

kind a figured,just wrestling with it a bit,thanks

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 42 weeks ago, 1:20 PM

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they used to have the triangle glass and wood display cases with the VFW logo on them...we got one for my dads flag that was on his casket..that was 11 years ago

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
4 years 42 weeks ago, 2:11 PM

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I think he went every day. He died five years ago at age 87 and is buried in the National Cemetery here. I received a perfectly folded, in a triangle, flag and have put it away to stay in pristine condition. I usually fly a flag at the house, but I would never fly this one.

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 2:37 PM

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May not be the best analogy, but sorta like the trailer queen that never gets driven, or the "collectable" thats worth to much to shoot. Got an idea for you.. FLY that flag.. make a celebration out of it, and have a party in the old mans name on his birthday or Memorial day, anyway celebrate taps at 1800 hrs. and refold till next year. Sure you would have another vet at the party so you could even do a "quarter time drill" if you wanted, but actually flying it, then folding and putting back in the display case seem right..

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

zx12rmike

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greg good idea!

greg good idea!

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4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:04 PM

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gonna do just that.coolman.

i tried being reasonable,i didn't like it, NRA LIFE MEMBER,USMC VETERAN
4 years 42 weeks ago, 10:10 PM

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Keep and eye on it and before it becomes "worn" retire it to a display case.

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