American Flag Retirement Ceremony

worn American Flag

Have you ever wondered what was the appropriate thing to do with your Old Glory that is too worn to use? My sons' Boy Scout troop was asked to put on a flag retirement ceremony, and now we know! For more details, you can check out the U.S. Scouting Service Project web site.

They announced ahead of time that they would be having the ceremony, giving flag owners an opportunity to bring their worn or soiled flags.

It is interesting to know that the flag should be cut up before being burned. When it is cut, the blue field of stars should be left intact, as it represents the Union. Here is some footage of our ceremony.

The boys also commented that it was really hot around that metal drum.

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My name is Sunny, and my husband and I have five "children" ages 19 to 4. I love learning. I have a M.F.A. in Humanities and dream about going back to school some day. I run around doing "mom" stuff, try to put a nutritious dinner on the table for whomever shows up, and I thrive on creative projects when possible. Mostly I strive to just keep up with the mountains and mole hills of day to day life.
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