What Is a Memorial Flag Case?


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A memorial flag case is a case or shadowbox that holds an American flag typically honoring a soldier who died in combat. The flag can also be used to honor veterans who die after completing military service.

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A memorial flag case is also sometimes referred to as a burial flag case. The flag case is typically triangular in shape and may also include space for soldiers' medals. The memorial flag is folded into a triangle with the stars facing outward. The blue part of the flag with the stars is typically the only thing displayed in the case. Burial flags are provided free of charge for deceased veterans through the Veterans Affairs office.

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