Bill Warde (billw@OKWAY.OKSTATE.EDU)
Wed, 14 Jun 1995 13:15:22 -0500
We have several units in Stillwater who perform flag retirements using
the method that was outlined in the recent message. First, the blue
field is cut out and then the two separated pices, which are no
'no longer a flag' are placed on the fire. The scouts are at attention
and salute during the burning. If possible, a bugler plays taps.
We have done this at camp fires at the closing of the scout summer
camp, at cub day camp, at graduation ceremonies, etc. Last year, we
offered the service and retired 44 flags on July 4th. in a public
ceremony at a local park. In addition, a local funeral home did the
same but scheduled for the evening of Flag Day.
We have received absolutely no static from any of the groups which you
mentioned, and one of my friends, a member of the American Legion,
presented me with several flags to be retired in this manner for him.
My impression is you have a few people in your area who are 'over
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