Re: film cannisters, campfires and flag ceremonies
Tue, 13 Aug 1996 21:08:39 -0400
>At 11:41 AM 8/13/96 -0500, you wrote:
>>one of the things i am planning to do with a film cannister is place the
>>ashed from the flag that i have been entrusted to retire for our school.
>>this way i can mount it on some sort of plaque with a little bit of history
>>and present it back to the school.
>Kim, This sounds great, but I think I would hesitate at using a film can. I
>would probably try to find a clear container that was more difficult to
>open, to prevent accidental spilling of the contents. Sorry, no specific
>recommendations come to mind at the moment
>>one thing i have hit a brick wall on, so i'm appealing to the experts,
>>how do i retire a STATE flag? they have also given me two Texas flags to
>Not an *expert* but I would guess you would want to retire the State flag
>with the same respect and following the same guidelines as you would use for
>The Stars and Stripes.
>Just my opinion.
>Jim Peterson /\
>Cubmaster, Pack 379, Auburndale, Wisconsin ("\/")
>Advancement Chair, Troop 379, Blenker, Wisconsin ~''~
>"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason why so
>few engage in it." - Henry Ford
>I witnessed a wonderful ceremony done during a caporee here in Central
Florida. We had a local Naval Academy who conducted a retirement ceremony
for a number of American Flags that had waved over a number of Government
buildings in the area.. They explained the reverance and the honor of such a
ceremony and the flags were burned in the campfire. The Naval Cadets were
inspiring in there formal and traditional handling of the flags. It brought
a tear to my eye and a substantial silence from a crowd of enthusiastic
Scouts. I would do it again just because of the lesson in respect that it
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Lake Mary, Florida
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