Burial Flags

The following veterans are eligible to receive a VA-furnished U.S. burial flag for memorialization:

  • Veterans who served during wartime or after January 31, 1955.
  • Veterans who were entitled to retired pay for service in the reserves, or would have been entitled if over age 60.
  • Members or former members of the Selected Reserve who served their initial obligation, or were discharged for a disability incurred or aggravated in line of duty, or died while a member of the Selected Reserve.

VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes, may be submitted to a VA Regional Office, to the National Cemetery office, or to a designated U.S. Post Office.

Our office can assist you with applying for this benefit, or any of the benefits listed on these pages. Please call us at 910-253-2233 to schedule an appointment. Bring the veteran's death certificate and DD-214 military discharge with you.