Funeral for a veteran/folded flag

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  1. capnjim01

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    My father in law passed away and had a Flag draped coffin they folded the Flag and gave it to my wife. She was looking on line for a box to display it and everything is to small like 9X5. I measured the folded Flag and it measures 21X11, My question is do they need to refold the Flag or are the flags in the display boxes smaller than the one's the use to drap coffins.

    I know there are a lot of veterans on this site and you guys would know.
     
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    I wouldn't refold the flag. There's got to be a proper display box somewhere. Someone will know. Sorry I can't help you. If her wife has PX privileges, try the clothing sales store.

    Or do you all have a retired friend with PX privileges? They can make a gift to her.
     

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    Most measurements you see for flag display cases are measured in feet, not inches. I think a normal funeral flag is like 9' x 5'. Could that be the source of confusion?
     
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    Thank you guys, my wife was looking on Amazon and thought 5x9 was the size of the display case in inches. You guys are the best.
     
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    My father, a WWII veteran, passed away a little over a month ago. If you have a Hobby Lobby near you, they carry the display cases.
     
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    Thanks Emmett
     
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    I'm very sorry to hear this about your Dad. We lost another one from The Greatest Generation.
     
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    Thanks Detectorist. His stripped B-29 was one of a handful serving as a backup to drop the A bomb.
     
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    That means he was with the 409th. All they did was train to drop the bomb. I'll bet he had some amazing stories that he was most likely never allowed to tell.

    RIP. My condolences.
     
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    cyberghostx13 USMC "The Few The Proud"

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    Nothing about displays, I don't have the info, course that doesn't seem relavent now anyway as it seems some GTers have already taken care of business with respect to Flag Display Cases.

    I must pay my respect tho to all those who have served honorably in one of our military branches, but especially those who were KIA. Those who were WIA, and those who were POWs. Finally MIAs. Semper-Fidelis. image.jpeg
     
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    Most nervous I have been was at my wifes grandfathers funeral they did the Military honors he was a WWII vet. My nephew(Eagle scout) and I did the flag folding ceremony and presentation..I was so nervous id mess it up somehow..came out prefect though...we got our case at Michaels of all places

    https://www.michaels.com/studio-decor-deluxe-flag-case-with-photo-display/10396279.html
    This should have been a direct link to it but it just pops up the generic site just type in flag display case in the search
    • Black shadowbox
    • 23.5" x 16.1" (59.6cm x 40.8cm)
    • Holds 5ft. x 9.5ft flag and 4" x 6" photo
    • Displays medals and badges
    • Removable back
    • Hanging hardware is pre-attached
     
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    Thank you for the condolences bfg1971. You’re right on both counts.
     
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    So sorry for You and yours loss.
    When I retired one of the sailors that was in In my squadron was a wood worker. I would contact your local chapter VFW and ask for assistance. Lots of local talent in those places. They would probably bend over backwards to get a display box made for you.
     
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