The Noble Way to Retire Unserviceable Flags

If you know of a unserviceable American flag contact Troop Ole 97 or your local scout troop for proper disposal.

Consider This: They stand as the distinguished face of us all - Americans from sea to shining sea and from forefathers to the newest infant. When they are torn and tattered, they deserve our respect in return for their service.

The Code

The Flag Code, first assembled in June 1923, collected federal statutes, executive orders, and rules of established custom and usage relating to the U.S. flag. On Dec. 22, 1942, the 77th Congress approved Public Law 829, giving official sanction to most of the provisions of the Flag Code.

Title 36 CFR 10.176(k) 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.

The Flag Code provides provision for ceremonial anthem, solute, pledge, conduct, time and occassions for display, positioning for display, manors of respect, design, specification, and more. Read more about the Flag Code

How Can Troop 97 Help?

Troop 97 is committed to and is a champion of the tennants of good citizenship. To that end, we are proud to conduct dignified ceremonial endings to our national symbol on behalf of the community. If your flag or a flag you have seen in display is in need of retirement, please contact us.

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