Burial Flags


Burial flags used for military honors at Arlington National Cemetery measure 5' x 9 ½'. Do not purchase a burial flag. The burial flag must be made in the United States. Most funeral homes will obtain the U.S. flag on behalf of the veteran's family. Requests for a burial flag must be made at the time of need (time of death). Burial flags may also be obtained from VA regional offices, Department of Veterans' Affairs and most U.S. post offices by completing VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes, and submitting it with a copy of the veteran's discharge papers at one of these locations.