Flag Decommissioning Ceremony

Photo by SG Atkinson: Flag Decommissioning Ceremony
The U. S. Flag Code says, “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.”

In many communities this is done on or near Flag Day, June 14th and often with assistance of the Boy Scouts. This past Saturday June 12, 2016 the Frank M. Jarman American Legion Post 36 in Chestertown, MD with the assistance of Boy Scout Troup 175 from Sudlersville, MD held such a ceremony.

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