Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Flag Retirement ceremony
Flag Retirement ceremony
Sat, 7 Aug 1999 21:42:22 -0400
Our troop is getting ready to do a flag retirement ceremony at our
September Court of Honor. One of our troop committeemen that is a member
of the American Legion said that it was just recently announced that
burning the flag as a part of a retirement ceremony is not acceptable.
I have two questions: Is it true that burning the flag as the retirement
ceremony is not acceptable? If you can't burn the flag, what is the
appropriate way to retire the flag?