Re: Flag Retirement #2
Michael F. Bowman (mfbowman@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Sun, 18 Aug 1996 01:13:15 -0400
The Flag Code section on retiring a U.S. Flag is found at 36 U.S.C.
(k) The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting
emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by
This is all that the law says. When burning is not practical, a
dignified burial can be used. There are no restrictions on who may
destroy a flag or any prescriptions for a ceremony.
Speaking only for myself in the Scouting Spirit, Michael F. Bowman
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