When a Veteran Dies, Who Gets the Flag?

Veterans of the U.S. armed forces are ready to give their life for their country. When veterans die, whether in the line of duty or long after their military service, they deserve all respect from the nation. The last tribute in their honor is paid at the funeral. During military funeral honors, a U.S. flag is displayed on the casket or the urn and afterward given to a veteran's loved one - a gift presented on behalf of the Armed Forces and the President of the United States for the honor earned and sacrifice made by the service member.

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