Flag disposal

Flag disposal

This is a discussion on Flag disposal within the Bob & Terry's Place forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Kind of a bittersweet ceremony this evening. We disposed of a flag we have flown for many years. It was tattered & faded. I bought ...

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    Flag disposal

    Kind of a bittersweet ceremony this evening. We disposed of a flag we have flown for many years. It was tattered & faded. I bought a new flag this spring and was saving the old one for disposal today. We unfurled it as the star spangled banner was playing on my phone & lit it as I said a few words about the flag being a symbol of our patriotism. After it was completely burned we placed the new flag on the pole & once again played the star spangled banner. The flag ettiquitte article said to dispose of it in a respectful manner. This was my tribute to the flag & the many years it flew over my house.
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    The laws relating to the flag of the United States of America are found in detail in the United States Code. Title 4, Chapter 1 pertains to the flag; Title 18, Chapter 33, Section 700 regards criminal penalties for flag desecration; Title 36, Chapter 3 pertains to patriotic customs and observances.

    If you have a local veterans of Foreign Wars Post or an American Legion Post they will gladly accept American Flags for disposal. My VFW Post normally has an flag burning ceremony on Flag Day each year.
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    We accept worn flags from the public and cremate them with veterans that choose that disposition.
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    Local Boy Scout Troops will properly dispose of flags for folks.
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