if you got a US flag that had been drapped over a coffin,what would you do with it?
Is this a pop quiz?
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.
Case it and display it. Is it still folded?
Obviously display it!
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.
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.
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.
kind a figured,just wrestling with it a bit,thanks
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 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.
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..
greg good idea!
gonna do just that.coolman.
Keep and eye on it and before it becomes "worn" retire it to a display case.