What is the purpose for the heavy lead rings on internment flags?

Discussion in 'Flag Identification and Collecting' started by Dexter Cole, Feb 16, 2018.

  1. Dexter Cole

    Dexter Cole Member

    The rings seem to only be present on 9.5 foot long flags.
     
  2. Dexter Cole

    Dexter Cole Member

    I just bought one of these and the first thing that I noticed is that the rings aren't lead, they're magnetic and appear to be steel.
     

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