Scouts-L Mail Archive for February of 1999: Re: Question
Tue, 23 Feb 1999 22:11:20 -0800
At 05:05 PM 2/22/99 -0700, you wrote:
>I am looking for an authoritative source to answer a question regarding
>protocol for retiring the flag at Eagle Courts of Honor. We have had a
>tradition in our troop whereby we do not retire the flag symbolic of the
>fact that the Eagle Scout never retires. I recently was informed that
>this practice is reserved for the military only. True? Or False? I am
>looking for something writing, if it exists. I have searched the
>internet, but have come up short. Please help.
The U.S. Flag Code is the only law of the land in re flag etiquette
with respect to the "Stars and Stripes".
The American Legion has this document in its entirety at:
If it is not contained in the Flag Code, it is only somone's opinion.
Wishing you and yours the very best, I remain...
Rodger Morris <email@example.com>
Asst. Scoutmaster, Troop 808 Wood Badge 416-18
Ventura County Council at Philmont, 1973
Camarillo, California, USA "I used to be a Beaver..."