A United States flag may be issued for burial or memorial purposes in connection with the death of an eligible veteran. Funeral directors will often obtain this flag for the family. This is the same flag that is presented during military funeral honors.
Eligibility - The same veteran eligibility criteriaused for burial in a VA cemetery is used for burial flags. See Appendix A.
Contact - A funeral director can assist the family, complete VA Form 21-2008 in obtaining the flag. A Veterans Service Officer may also assist, see Appendix A.