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Blitzer
11-13-2007, 05:03
VA Clarifies Flag Policy (http://www.military.com/veterans-report/va-clarifies-flag-policy-)

Week of November 12, 2007
VA officials recently clarified the Department's policy about recitations made while the U.S. flag is folded at the gravesite of a veteran. The clarification includes the following: volunteer honor guards are authorized to read the so-called "13-fold" flag recitation or any comparable script; survivors of the deceased need to provide material and request it be read by the volunteer honor guards; and volunteer honor guards will accept requests for recitations that reflect any or no religious traditions, on an equal basis. For more information on burial and memorial benefits, visit the VA Burial and Memorial Benefits webpage (http://www.cem.va.gov/).