Re: Flag Retirement #2
Cheryl Singhal (csinghal@CAPACCESS.ORG)
Mon, 19 Aug 1996 12:56:08 -0400
On Mon, 19 Aug 1996, Ellen M. Rohr 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.
> I talked to one of my experienced scouts (been in scouts over 50 years)
> he thought that burying was a generic term for disposing of the flag. I
> did not physically refer to burying under ground. Although he thought
> after the flag was burned the ashes could be buried.
I've put on abestos skimpies, so I guess I'm prepared Soooo
I'd sooner someone just put the thing in the dumpster than keep on flying
a faded, tattered flag just because they didn't know what to do with it.
A local bank has been flying a flag that looks to be at least 5' on the
short side for years. When last I noticed it, the blue field had faded
to babyblue, the red stripes were pastel pink, and the white wasn't.
Meanwhile the free end had frayed and ravelled about halfway back to the
Quitely taking it down one night and dropping it into a shopping bag and
putting it in the dumpster would show _at least_ as much respect. IMHO.
And, to digress to State Flags for a moment -- If you are in Maryland,
you should know that there is one (and only one) ornament that may be
legally atop the Maryland State Flag. It is a Croix Bottonee, as is in
the flag itself. This means, no eagles, no balls, no spears; a bottony
cross or nothing. State Law.
Do other states have similar provisions?
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