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draping of a charter
« on: March 13, 2009, 11:14:04 am »
Can someone enlighten me on exactly what "draping the charter of a VFW Post with a black cloth" indicates or means?  thanks

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Re: draping of a charter
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009, 12:07:06 pm »
The same as law enforcement wearing a black ribbon across their badge or a person wearing a black arm band.  A member of your organization died.  There is a Post ritual for draping of the charter to include a prayer by the Chaplain.  A charter is draped for 30 days in memory of a comrade.
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