scouts-l Mail Archive for June of 2000: Re: Flag Day
Bob Lazell (rlazell@QED.NET
Sat Jun 24 2000 - 08:36:30 CDT
> Let us not get wrapped around the spindle on whether or not it is less or
> more dignifed to remove the canton of the flag before burning the pieces.
Thank you, thank you! And let me point out that despite what many obviously
think, we're talking about a "adopted flag code" not law! While not a
preferred method, wrapping a flag securely in paper and putting it in the
trash is a perfectly acceptable way of disposal.
I've been to a number of truly moving burning ceremonies, and as a veteran
stood in a place of honor at them, but, honoring what the flag represents is
far more important than the mechanics of disposal. Let's not split hairs
nor argue how many angels can dance on the head of a pin.
SM Troop 127
Valley Cottage, NY