scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: flag disposal
Craig Oakford (oakford@EARTHLINK.NET
Sun Jul 16 2000 - 18:49:26 CDT
Anyone can retire a flag. Only requirement--it must be done with dignity.
Bob and Rusty Taylor wrote:
> we just got back from Camp Meriwether. Meriwether does a very moving
> closing campfire where they burn a U.S. flag. talking about this afterwards
> with a SM from another troop, he stated that not just anyone could conduct
> this type of ceremony, that BSA had special permission to do this. I did'nt
> say nything, but thought that his information was incorrect. If I remember
> the flag code corrrectly, it just says dispose fo the flag in a dignified
> manner, nothing about who may ormay not do this.
> Bob Taylor
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