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Third, a common internment flag, nice with sewn stars and stripes, two grommets. Could have been made by several companies who were contracted to meet the demand (sad) and could have been used at funerals until the late 1950's. 

 

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Fifth, Navy flags. These three flags are all Navy flags. Just like the Navy needed to contract for their own Purple Hearts, they contracted for flags or had them made by navy shipyards. Mare Island CA, New York, Boston MA  etc.. I don't have the exact measurements of a Navy #7 but they are close to the 5x9 1/2 size.  They will either be a rope edge (with ring top/buckle bottom) or the four grommet variety.  Often storm flags are sold on ebay as Navy flags. I believe that sellers are just guessing, they look Navy in their mind. 

 

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The first three are my grandpa's burial flag from 1997. He was a 20 year Navy man 1940-1960 plus 10 years Fleet Reserve. He had a full Navy honor guard. His flag is fully embroidered. The last two are my dad's burial flag from 2008. He was an Airforce vet 1956-1962. This is a sewn flag from the same company. His honor guard were volunteer's from the VFW. The trifold is the classic presentation from the casket to the family. You can not do a proper trifold presentation with a storm flag. The flags presented to NOK are the very flags that covered the remains of the fallen at the time of internment be it over seas or at home.  Your family should have two flags. The first flag from the first burial at Iwo Jima that was sent home and the second flag from when he came home.

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