Military Burial Flag Case

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Project by sheetzy posted 05-06-2022 10:28 PM 505 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

To honor my stepfather, I recently built this beautiful flag holder for his military burial flag. It’s hand dovetailed, made of cherry, 16 inches at the highest point and 22 inches at the widest point. I added an area at the bottom to hold some mementos, including his Marine Identification Card, small Bible, 1967 fishing license, and his membership card from “The Turtle Club.” It was an honor to make this case. I just wish my mom could have seen it before she passed away and I inherited the flag.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-06-2022 11:20 PM

Beautiful flag holder and excellent tribute to a fallen soldier.


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 05-06-2022 11:26 PM

Totally wonderful! What a great tribute to one of America’s best!

I’ve had the privilege of making 2 flag case for WWII decorated Veterans. A very humbling effort for each of those wonderful friends. May God bless them and those who loved them!

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#3 posted 05-07-2022 12:22 AM

That is very nice, and a great honor to display. Well done.

-- Eric, building the dream. the "Loft"

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#4 posted 05-07-2022 02:12 AM

You honor his memory well. I have one to make one of these for my Dad. I like the idea of the Memento area at the bottom. I also have the shell casings from his 21 Gun Salute and his Bronze Star. Besides that I have to make my own for my 30 years of Active Duty Air Force & Air Force Reserve, Retired SMSgt. Dan

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#5 posted 05-07-2022 03:01 AM

Beautiful work and a wonderful tribute to the man and is service.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 05-07-2022 01:20 PM

Wonderful memory. Great Fag Case.

-- Ron

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#7 posted 05-07-2022 02:29 PM

Beautifully done Sheetzy, I bet this will be one of the most rewarding projects you’ll make.

-- Jerry - Ohio

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#8 posted 05-07-2022 04:18 PM

Beautifully done. The inclusion of his picture and other items is a special touch.

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#9 posted 05-07-2022 04:19 PM

Very nice.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#10 posted 06-08-2022 02:43 AM

Very nice work.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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