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Saturday, June 15, 2002


Once the flag has become worn, it should be taken down and burned. The ceremony should be simple but dignified, preferably in a private area.

The flag should be folded in the tri-corner manner recommended by the American Legion and VFW.

The flag should be burned thoroughly on a modest but blazing fire.

Once the flag has been placed on the fire it should be saluted.

After saluting the flag, recite the pledge of allegiance and then have a brief moment of silence.

The flag should be reduced to ashes and unrecognizable as a former flag.

The ashes of the flag should be buried.

Worn flags can be brought to the American Legion, VFW or Boy Scouts of America for disposal.

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