Ind. funeral home seeks worn US flags for program

CROWN POINT, Ind. - A northern Indiana funeral home is seeking worn and tattered American flags for a program that places a flag with veterans who've chosen to be cremated.

Burns Funeral Home in Crown Point began its flag-collection program two years ago.

The Times of Munster reports ( ) the funeral home's owners believe including an American flag in a veteran's cremation honors both the flag and the veteran because the flag becomes part of the veteran's cremated remains.

Burns says the program has been enthusiastically accepted by local veterans groups because American flags are supposed to destroyed honorably by fire at the end of their useful life.

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