Originally Posted by mickeyd
[B]I'm in need of a new flag as mine is getting a bit ragged. $28 seems life a good price for a flag from Congress. Has anyone used this service or obtained a flag this way?
Over the last 10 years we've spent $20-$27 at Wal-Mart for a basic 3'x5', so it seems like you're getting a fair price for something that flew over the legislature. Assuming that's a good thing.
The local VFW or American Legion units may also have a line on flags flown at local military bases or memorials.
Originally Posted by Martha
We have a flag from my FIL funeral as he was a WWII vet. What should one do with those types of flags? It remains folded in a closet.
I donated midshipman uniforms to the Smithsonian, but I don't know how much storage room they have these days.
The USS ARIZONA Memorial, the USS MISSOURI Memorial, and the Submarine Museum gets tons of
valuable mementos from the survivors of recently-deceased WWII veterans. One or two pieces may go into the archives or even on display, but they just can't shovel through the stuff fast enough to keep up with the Greatest Generation's passing.
If you can't attract the attention of a national or local museum, again your best bet might be a local veteran's organization. If that falls through too then you could try a local theater group or a Boy Scout troop or a movie studio like Disney. When Disney came out to film "Pearl Harbor" they brought several containerloads of WWII-era articles that seeded the sets, and they might have a use for an old set of colors with only 48 stars.
Or you could hang it indoors and enjoy it!