Posted 7 years ago
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.