Honoring the Flag

As we begin preparations for our Independence Day celebrations, it is a great time to review how to display the United States of America flag.  

When an American flag is worn out or otherwise no longer fit for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. Several national organizations hold flag ceremonies for retired flags throughout the year: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Girl Scouts and Scouts BSA. You can call the local chapter of any of these organizations to find out when and where to take your worn out flag.

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