Re: Flag Retirement Ceremony
richard hihn (rhihn@SCOTT.SKIDMORE.EDU)
Tue, 17 Jun 1997 10:17:39 -0400
Terrie Winson writes:
> These were taken from the AOL message boards:
> There is no set proceedure for ths disposal of the American flag, all the
> books say to do it in a respectful ceremony.
The Scout Handbook says "Clean the flag if it becomes soiled. Mend it
if it is torn. When worn beyond repair, destroy it in a dignified
way, preferably by burning."
I have heard (though can't quote specifics) that other non-scouting
organizations burn the flag, and that this is the accepted proper
method of disposal.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City