Re: Washing Flags
Paul S. Wolf (aa854@CLEVELAND.FREENET.EDU)
Sun, 22 Oct 1995 00:16:23 -0400
Reply to message from Rick Andreasen <ANDREASEN_R@DD.PALMER.EDU>
>Subject: Flag Washing???
>we have an Eagle CofH tomorrow night, and when we went to get our troop and
>USA flags, I noticed that they smell like smoke from our last camporee.
>Is there any easy way to wash/clean them quickly? Are they washable or dry
>clean only-able? If someone could respond ASAP I'd appreciate it.
I would assume the flags are nylon, and would be very easily washed and
dried, just like any other nylon material. I'd wash them separately, to
avoid a bleeding problem, though. The flags obviously hold up in rain,
etc., so getting them wet wouldn't be a problem. Make sure not to use too
high a heat in the dryer, nd use cold water to avoid colors running.
>Date: Sat, 21 Oct 1995 00:31:22 -0400
>From: Vince Fitzsimmons <VINCESCOUT@AOL.COM>
>Subject: Re: Flag Washing???
>you are never to wash an u s flag ,but you can wash your troop flag
I don't see any reason not to. It would be disrespectful to NOt wash the
flag if it got dirty in a heavy rain, etc.
Paul S. Wolf, P.E. aa854@Cleveland.Freenet.Edu
Traffic Engineer, Cuyahoga County Engineer's Office
SIGOP, The Scouting Center on The Cleveland Freenet
Honorary Pres., Great Lakes Region, Federation of Jewish Men's Clubs
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