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Posted: 11/26/2003 8:49:50 AM EDT
Its nice to see this.


Link Posted: 11/26/2003 8:51:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:20:23 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wave: The only [b]proper[/b] way to get rid of an [red]olde[/red] flag.
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Spot on, Mate! TRG
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 9:37:59 AM EDT
nice to see a proper disposal.....
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:03:59 AM EDT
Someone should hold a flag buy back program.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 12:40:30 PM EDT
IIRC you have to cut the battlefield from the ensign first.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 4:03:17 PM EDT
NOOOOOOOOO!!! Cut the blue field out first little dude!! I've retired so many flags in the Boy Scouts I can't even begin to count 'em.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 6:05:00 PM EDT
I've always taken mine to the American Legion Hall, and they take care of it. I've never done it myself, mainly because I wasn't sure if there was a special procedure for burning. So you're saying that the blue field must be cut away from the rest of the flag first? Are they burned at the same time? Any links to detailed instructions? Seriously, I'd like to know.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 7:01:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GreenDragon: I've always taken mine to the American Legion Hall, and they take care of it. I've never done it myself, mainly because I wasn't sure if there was a special procedure for burning. So you're saying that the blue field must be cut away from the rest of the flag first? Are they burned at the same time? Any links to detailed instructions? Seriously, I'd like to know.
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You cut the blue field from the stripes, and burn the two sections together.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:34:03 PM EDT
After 9/11 when everyone wanted to be patriotic and drove around with a flag tied to the roof of their car or truck and ended up ruining god knows how many flags, Walmart had a disposal service going on. I don't exactly know HOW they disposed of the flags, but I'd assume they weren't just thrown into the dumps.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:35:50 PM EDT
I retired one the other day but haven't burned it yet. I need to find the right place/setting to burn it. I felt bad cutting the blue field out and separating the stripes but it felt worse to see that tattered flag dangling from the pole.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 10:40:16 PM EDT
Hey!!! I see a Maryland flag in the background, where is this pic from?
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:11:04 PM EDT
Boyscouts/Cubscouts was probably the best thing I ever did growing up. I can't wait till my kid starts up.
Link Posted: 11/26/2003 11:26:23 PM EDT
You separate the field from the stripes so it is no longer an American flag. Some separate the stripes as well.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:32:39 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Blue84S10: After 9/11 when everyone wanted to be patriotic and drove around with a flag tied to the roof of their car or truck and ended up ruining god knows how many flags, Walmart had a disposal service going on. I don't exactly know HOW they disposed of the flags, but I'd assume they weren't just thrown into the dumps.
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I have stopped, made u turns, double back to pick up the flags that have fallen from peoples car/truck. I have about 8 of them of all types. It pisses me off to see them sitting of the side of the road.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 7:40:45 AM EDT
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