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    Posted 7 years ago

    Chrisnp
    (310 items)

    As the Commander of the local American Legion Post, I got an interesting call recently.

    Our local thrift shop owner received these three flags in in a big box of donations, and she said she just felt it was very wrong – disrespectful I think - to have something like this up on the shelf for sale. Instead she called my number and gave them to us.

    Each of these cases contains a 5’ by 9 ½’ American Flag. This is the size used for draping servicemen’s and veteran’s caskets. Although there are other reasons to have a cased and folded flag, I think funeral flags are the most likely to be treated in this manner. The one with the medals appears to have belonged to a WWII veteran; the medals being WWII Victory, WWII American Theater, and WWII Asiatic Pacific Theater.

    Because the flags are in like-new condition, I can bring them to the local National Cemetery where they will be reused for funeral services. I’m not sure what I’ll do with the cases or medals.

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    1. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      Thanks for the love petey, ttomtucker, PatSea, fortapache, usedcarlady, vetraio50, blunder, DrFluffy, officialfuel, shareurpassion and aghcollect.
    2. Militarist Militarist, 7 years ago
      Could you back track and get the original owners name?
    3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 7 years ago
      No, unfortunately these were in a donation bin, so no Idea who put them there.

      I also opened the cases, hoping there might be some paper or writing on the back inside of the case, but none.

      Chris

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