Re: Ceremony for proper disposal of U.S. flag
Gerald Belton (gbelton@MAILHOST.TCS.TULANE.EDU)
Mon, 16 Oct 1995 09:25:07 -0500
>There is no "ceremony" for the disposal of a flag. In fact the U.S. Code
>specifies that it be done in private. I would suggest that you explain to
>those in attendance what youare doing then in silence put the flag into the
>fire. It is important to ensure that the flag is completlet consumed by the
>fire. Hope this helps.
At the Chalmette National Cemetery, they have a flag retirement ceremony on
Memorial Day. They cut the blue field from the flag first, making it a
non-flag. Then both parts of the flag are placed in the fire.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City