Re: Why burn a flag??????
Jeff L. Glaze (jglaze@SUBASIC.SCIATL.COM)
Sat, 17 Jun 1995 23:53:54 EDT
>I just want to know why it is done and what reason is there for it? Also, what
>does it prove?
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Regarding your question of why we would burn the flag. When the National
the United States is no longer servicable, i.e., tattered, faded or in
condition; it is considered disrepectful to display that flag in public.
to the Flag Code of the US (others have posted excerpts here) proper
be carried out. I think you would agree that tossing it into the trash can
would not be a properly respectful method of disposal. Burning in a
is the proper way to dispose of a US national flag when it is no longer in a
The big topic of discussion here seems to "How to carry out a dignified flag
ceremony". The idea behind doing it at a Scouting function is to teach the
the proper methods. An adult never exposed to such might dishonor the flag
onto the nearsest trash heap..... definitely uncouth : ) hope this
Jeff L. Glaze
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Scientific Atlanta, Inc.
P.O. Box 105027, MS ATL-32-E
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