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Posted: 5/15/2001 11:07:43 AM EDT
Last year I put up two flags in front of my house (state & U.S.) and being there all year they have become rather worn and tattered. Time for replacement. What is the proper disposal of said flags? It just seems weird throwing the U.S. flag in the trash I guess. Suggestions? Flame-on. Nuckles.
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 11:11:33 AM EDT
i think they are supposed to be burned ceremoniously. folded up in the triangle and put into a fire? not sure steve
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 11:12:11 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/15/2001 11:13:23 AM EDT by M15A2]
I believe you can bury it. Burning it is also accepted for a tattered flag. I think. Someone may know more.
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 11:14:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/15/2001 11:13:47 AM EDT by M15A2]
[url]http://usmilitary.about.com/careers/usmilitary/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.legion.org%2Fflagdisp.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 11:20:36 AM EDT
[url]http://www.icss.com/usflag/us.code36.html[/url] This is from the section titled [i]Respect for the Flag[/i] It is in subsection [i]k[/i] [i]The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. [/i]
Link Posted: 5/15/2001 11:28:24 AM EDT
take them to the local vfw. they will dispose of it
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 8:33:13 AM EDT
I know my Boy Scout Troop is always looking for flags to be retired. Call your local council office and let the young boys have this honor. I remember everytime I have retired a flag. Its something that will stay with you forever, specially the first time you see it happen
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 9:44:12 AM EDT
From what I remember, you are supposed to cut the blue area away from the stripes, and then separate the stripes. You can then burn it, because it is no longer the American flag. At least that's what I was taught in the Army.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 9:53:41 AM EDT
This Place I use to work for would Replace Their flags once a month and when they had a big Pile of U.S. Flags laying on the floor They would toss the hole pile in the Trash . Rob
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 10:01:37 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 5/16/2001 10:01:34 AM EDT by MindHunter]
Originally Posted By Rob877: This Place I use to work for would Replace Their flags once a month and when they had a big Pile of U.S. Flags laying on the floor They would toss the hole pile in the Trash . Rob
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Criminal penalties for certain acts of desecration to the flag were contained in Title 18 of the United States Code prior to 1989. The Supreme Court decision in Texas v. Johnson; June 21, 1989, held the statute unconstitutional. This statute was amended when the Flag Protection Act of 1989 (Oct. 28, 1989) imposed a fine and/or up to I year in prison for knowingly mutilating, defacing, physically defiling, maintaining on the floor or trampling upon any flag of the United States. The Flag Protection Act of 1989 was struck down by the Supreme Court decision, United States vs. Eichman, decided on June 11, 1990. Hunter out
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 10:41:49 AM EDT
IMHO I couldn't bring myself to burn a US flag in any condition. Just the way I was raised...
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 11:18:37 AM EDT
Originally Posted By bwilder10h: IMHO I couldn't bring myself to burn a US flag in any condition. Just the way I was raised...
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This is what promted me to ask. Trash? burn? None of it "feels right". I AM SO CONFUSED! Great ideas guys, but I feel like I am back where I started. Nuckles.
Link Posted: 5/16/2001 11:35:51 AM EDT
it's good to see that,to some of us,it still matters.mmk
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