Do you have worn out flag? Or has your flag been accidentally torn, burned, and damaged? Send it to us and we’ll give it a proper storage. Flags are to be respected, properly stored, and properly disposed of. The United States Flag code shows the etiquette to storing, handling, and treating flags, which all of us are entitled to follow.
The United States Flag code states that if the flag is no longer in good condition if it has a tear, worn out, damaged, or burnt, it should either be destroyed or disposed of in the most dignified manner. There is a science or law that states how to properly fold or dispose of a flag, especially if it is a national, city, or territory flag. When the flag can no longer be repaired, it should be disposed or stored in the proper way. Below are ways to properly dispose of flags.
- Fold in a traditional manner.
- Make sure that the fire is enough to completely burn the flag without any remnants of the fabric left. Put the folded flag on the fire.
- When you see that there is nothing left of the flag, kill the fire and bury the ashes.
People can come near the flag before you start burning the item if they want to salute and pay respect. Also, make sure that you follow the state fire codes to avoid any accidents as well as for the safety of the individuals witnessing the flag burning.
NOTE: IF YOU’D LIKE ASSISTANCE OR MORE INFORMATION ON PROPER FLAG DISPOSAL. PLEASE CONTACT THE FOLLOWING LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEY DO CONDUCT FLAG DISPOSAL CEREMONIES:
- Boy Scouts
- Girl Scouts
- American Legion
- Marine Corps League
- A .V.
In addition to the above organizations, Flag World Company, Collects your USA Flags and offers them to the above organizations for a Flag Retirement Service.
Receive 10% off your new American flag when you send us your old one
– you only pay the shipping!
Retire your torn and tattered beyond repair U.S Flag according to the United States Flag code.
Do you want to know more about our flag disposal? For more information call Flag World Company at 303-623-0589.