American Flag

Discussion in 'Other US Flag Etiquette' started by Little Mo, May 19, 2009.

  1. Little Mo

    Little Mo New Member

    Hi this is my 1st post and I do hope it is not innapropiate and I do not want to offend anyone but I wouldl like to know when was the American Flag draped on the coffin and who thought about it. If it is innapropiate please delete
  2. NAVA1974

    NAVA1974 Active Member

    Hello Little Mo and welcome to the forum. Your question is quite legitimate, and one that I have never heard. The earliest reference to the use of flags to cover caskets that I can recall is from the late 19th Century when veterans of the American Civil War (1861-1865) were laid to rest by their comrades. For all I know the practice may be centuries older in other countries, but I don't recall seeing earlier references to it.

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