Re: Flag Retirement #2
Hal Dudley (wolfcsm@N-LINK.COM)
Sun, 18 Aug 1996 17:11:37 -0500
At 12:19 PM 8/17/96 PDT, you wrote:
>--- On Fri, 16 Aug 1996 11:06:24 -0400 Mary Chapman <CChap01@AOL.COM> wrote:
>>I found out at a training that there are only 2 ways to retire a flag. One
>>is burning it, the other is burying it. Just FYI. Mary C.
>-----------------End of Original Message-----------------
>Mary, I don't know who is providing your training, but they are wrong.
>You might ask them where they got their information.
>If you follow the flag code, the only preferable way is by burning.
>E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ronald W. Fox)
Burying the flag is not wrong. The preferable way is to burn it but it can
be buried. The problem is that the U.S. Flag Code is simple and non
specific and most folks want very specific ways to deal with a worn flag
layed out. It just isn't there. My District is planning on retiring a flag
with some history at a District Campout, as part of the Cmpfire Program.
Not Wrong - Different
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City