The standard commercial size American flag for draping over a casket is 5' x
The typical material for the memorial-sized flag is cotton however
we carry these flags
in nylon, polyester, and cotton fabrics.
All of these flags are suitable for flying,
though most will choose to display them in a memorial flag case.
We're proud to introduce our line of Government
specified American Memorial Flags. These items are
identical to those The U.S. Government has specified and
used for over 60 years. G-SPEC items are made in
accordance with N.S. Code, Title 4 conforming to size
proportions of 1 to 1.9 hoist to fly ratio. Other
government features of "spec'ed" include 70 Denier nylon
fabric, special stitching, heavy canvas duck heading, #2
solid brass, rolled-rim toothed grommets, and size and
spacing of the star field, with reinforced 4 needle fly
hem. The cotton flag is made with two ply mercerized
For more information on flag fabrics, please visit our
For information on folding the American Flag, please see our
Flag Folding Ceremony page.