scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Flag Day
Cliff Cray (deacon1@MEDIAONE.NET
Sun Jun 18 2000 - 19:11:09 CDT
> Did you remove the blue from the stripes so that it is no longer a flag that
> you were burning? If not, you may want to consider that for next year. Sounds
> like it went well and it is a good idea.
I have been attending Flag cremation ceremonies on Flag day at the local American
Legion for years with my Scouts. I am also a member and have never ever heard
anyone suggest that we cut the blue out so that it is not a flag. The legion
ritual is the burning of non serviceable Flags complete with commitment prayers.
The flag (and we usually have several dozen that are turned in to the Legion or
Scouts) have all the stripes in place.
Someone tell me if I am wrong. I only write this as I do not want to see any
Scout or other person given the wrong information.
> John H. Smith
> SM 402
> Wadsworth, Ohio
H. Clifton "Cliff" Cray
Former Scoutmaster, Troop 136, 97 Jambo Troop 527
Former District Commissioner. Activities Chairman, Historic district
Daniel Webster Council, NH. "A good Ole Bear," NE-I-150
"A good Ole Staffer" NE-I-168,NE-I-184, NE-I-194
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