I have had for a number of years a U.S. flag that was on the coffin of someone with tenuous familial ties. I have taken good care of it, placing it in a triangular display case and keeping in an area where it will not get damaged. The flag holds no sentimentality to me aside from it being on the coffin of a veteran.
I would like to get rid of it but that side of the family tree is dead and it doesn’t seem right to simply drop it off at the local VFW. At some point that flag was removed from the coffin, carefully folded and presented to someone “on behalf of a grateful nation” and to me it would be wrong to just drop it off somewhere to be rid of it. I have considered giving it to the VFW post in the town where the person lived but in the event they don’t want it I’m not sure what to do next.
If anyone has any ideas I would like to hear them. If it helps the person was a WWI veteran.