|VFW Post 7589 maintains a collection point at the driveway side of our Post Home for unserviceable American flags. We will respectfully dispose flags by burning and then dispose of any remaining ash and hardware. This service is free and you need not call in advance. Simply drop off your unserviceable American flags and we will do the rest.|
Proper Disposal of the American Flag
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|Steve Meade 1-6-07 Rick Raskin 1-6-07 A neighbor drops off a flag.||
The most dignified method of disposal for an old, torn or damaged flag is burning, but burying the flag is also acceptable, as long as the flag is placed in a closed container so it is never again exposed to the elements or public view. Throwing a flag in the trash is certainly not the right way to go about it.
Flag burning ceremonies can vary; there is
no one set ceremony used by all groups that regularly do flag retirement
ceremonies. The key is that flags are usually burned in small,
semi-private ceremonies and in a dignified way, so that this respectful
ceremony can't be confused with some other kind of flag burning.