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Dr. Delusion
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Hi there.
we've had a few pretty good wind storms blast through our area. The wind has started caused a few tears to develope in our flag we have hanging out front of our house, so it looks like it's time to purchase a new one. I heard that there's a place you can take your old flag to, where they will dispose of it in the proper manner in which our flag is due. I'm thinking maybe the local National Guard office, is that right ?
Thanks much, Bob.
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Depending on the community, you can check with the AMVETS, American Legion, VFW or local Boy Scout Troop. Many have periodic flag disposal ceremonies.

Saluting your respect for the Flag,
Dave
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On 2009-11-22 10:37, David Bilan wrote: Saluting your respect for the Flag,
Dave


And another one here.
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Also services on-line like this one:

http://www.flagkeepers.org/AboutUs.asp
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Thank you very much for the suggestions and tips.
I really appreciate it.
Bob.
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When I growing up on Boy Scouts we would dispose of them. If you can find one I would give to a scout troop. It has always amazed me that so many people do not know some of the basics of flag etiquette. I also compliment you on your flag care.
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Here's a link to some folks who are there to help with such matters:

http://www.flagkeepers.org/Home.asp
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On 2009-11-22 14:51, Jonathan Townsend wrote:
Here's a link to some folks who are there to help with such matters:

http://www.flagkeepers.org/Home.asp

Isn't that a link to the same group I linked to previously?

Yes, it is a rhetorical question. Smile
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Boy scouts. I believe that the are burned.
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Nothing like the smell of burning boy scout.
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LOL, thanks balducci - you're right and that looks funny in the thread too.

Perhaps the joke is true that my mind left ages ago, sends occasional postcards without a return address.

Feeling more silly than usual here in NY

:D
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Hey Tim, Thanks for the Boy scout tip. I've performed for the same troops, Blue and Gold banquet for the past 4 years. I'll give the troop leader a ring in the morning.
Thanks again.
Bob.
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Our local Raley's supermarket still lets you drop off old flags for the Boy Scouts to dispose of with proper respect.
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In our town the American legion has always taken care of this type of thing.
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You can just fire up the ol' barbecue and chuck it as all the flag code has to say on the matter is

"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

So as long as you do it with whatever you define dignified as you shouldn't have a problem.

But you can dispose of it anyway you like as no one really pays heed to the Flag code anyway. Especially these two chapters

"The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown."

"No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. "
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Personally, I like a tattered and battle scarred flag. I have two flags on my motorcycle that look like the original "old glory" now. Why does everything have to be 'shiny and new?'
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Anyone remember when Abbie Hoffman went on The Merv Griffin Show on TV with an American flag shirt on---and they electronically bleeped the shirt out of the picture?
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On 2009-11-23 19:30, Payne wrote:

But you can dispose of it anyway you like as no one really pays heed to the Flag code anyway. Especially these two chapters

"The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown."

"No part of the flag should ever be used as a costume or athletic uniform. However, a flag patch may be affixed to the uniform of military personnel, firemen, policemen, and members of patriotic organizations. The flag represents a living country and is itself considered a living thing. Therefore, the lapel flag pin being a replica, should be worn on the left lapel near the heart. "


I worked for a company called Art-Mold. After 9/11, there was a surge in patriotic motifs in advertising items. We developed a keychain with an American flag in the upper section. One of our co-workers quoted that part of the Flag Code and management agreed, changing the design to a more vague stars and stripes motif instead.
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