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How is the flag to be displayed on a fully open or half open casket?

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Miscellaneous
Question: 
How is the flag to be displayed on a fully open or half open casket?
Answer: 

When a casket is fully open (full couch), common sense suggests that the flag be folded in the traditional triangular method, placed in the casket cap above the left shoulder of the deceased.

On a half open (half couch) casket, the flag is arranged in three layers of ten inch folds to cover the closed half of the casket. The blue field will be the top layer on the deceased’s left.

Accepted patriotic practice suggests that when the military service includes cremated remains that the flag be folded in the traditional triangular method and be placed next to the urn.

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