How can you apply for a burial flag?

You can apply for a burial flag by completing VA Form 27-2008, Application for United States Flag for Burial Purposes http://www.vba.va.gov/pubs/forms/VBA-27-2008-ARE.pdf . The funeral director can assist you with obtaining a flag as well. The flags are issued from the US Post Office. If your local post office does not have burial flags available, they can assist you in finding the closest issuing post office.