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How to Properly Retire an American Flag [infographic]

HOW TO RETIRE THE A * & = A STARS & STRIPES AMERICAN FLAG FLAG COR P ORATI ON FOLD THE RETIRED FLAG: Take the outer edge of the triangle and fold it in on itself. The triangle aligns with the open edges. UNITED STATES FLAG CODE (SECTION 8K): Straighten out the flag to full length. 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. Fold the triangle on the diagonal. Continue folding in a triangular and diagonal way. Fold it lengthwise once. ORGANIZATIONS THAT WILL DISPOSE OF YOUR Fold it lengthwise once more making sure the open edges are facing away from you. Also, make sure the union of the stars faces up. FLAG FOR YOU Tuck the remaining rectangle into the triangle fold. Contact your local branches. The American Legion Veterans of Foreign Wars When the flag is completely folded, only a triangular blue field of stars should be visible. The Boy Scouts of America Start the triangular fold. Bring the striped right corner of the folded edge up to the open edge. The Girl Scouts of the United States of America DISPOSE OF THE RETIRED FLAG OTHER METHODS OF FLAG DISPOSAL Place on top of a fire. While the flag burns, it is traditional to pay respects by saluting, observing a moment of silence, or reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. After the flag has burned completely, the fire can be put out or allowed to burn out on its own. The ashes should then be buried. The U.S. Flag can also be disposed of by burying, shredding, or recycling. For nylon flags, recycling is preferable, since it is more environmentally conscious.

How to Properly Retire an American Flag [infographic]

shared by bestcustomflags on Sep 30
If you own an American flag, you may have wondered how to properly fold and retire it. Our infographic guides you through the process.


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