Announces List of when It is Proper to Honor an Individual with the American Flag Draped over Their Casket

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In light of a June 9th article entitled ‘A firefighter loses battle with cancer but wins over a town,’ wants to honor Chris Palmer of the Newbury Fire Department in New Hampshire. Grey Wing Financial offers a list of the top four times it is proper to honor an individual with the American flag draped over their casket. sadly notes that firefighter, Chris Palmer, recently lost his battle with cancer. In the Concord Monitor story published on June 9, 2013, we learn that he was a true hero who helped to save lives in his community. wants to dedicate its list, describing when it is proper to honor an individual with the American flag draped over the casket, to Chris Palmer. offers these top 4 instances:

1. Current and former service members- These people serve our country and should be remembered with the American flag draped across the casket. That is the proper way to remember the people who died to defend our country. The government also covers service members for the funeral expenses that a burial policy would many times cover. It is important to note that the flag should not be buried with the casket. During this ceremony it is also appropriate to have a 21-gun salute.

2. Firefighters and police officers- Firefighters save lives every day and sacrifice their lives to helping others. Police officers protect us and put themselves in harm’s way. Both are true heroes that serve our country. They should be remembered with an American flag across their casket.

3. Presidents and former Presidents- Throughout the history of the United States, Presidents have been honored with an American flag across their coffin for their service to the country.

4. Members of Congress- Important members of Congress are often honored for serving their country, with a flag draped across their casket.

Technically the American flag can be draped over the coffin of any citizen who wishes. However this honor is typically reserved for service members, firefighters, police officers, congressmen and women, and Presidents. wants to honor and celebrate Chris Palmer and other firefighters who have dedicated their lives to the greater good. announces its list of times when it is proper to honor an individual with the American flag draped over the casket. is an online magazine that seeks to offer words of wisdom and to honor people who have passed away, including firefighters, soldiers, and police officers. notes that these people have impacted our lives and seeks to honor them.

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