Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Several weeks ago, while cleaning up our garage, I discovered not one but FOUR unserviceable flags that needed to be disposed of.
To clarify, the term "unserviceable flag" refers to a flag frayed around the edges, soiled, torn or faded. When the flag becomes unserviceable it is customary to destroy it by burning it in a dignified manner.
(Dignified manner = The flag should first be folded into a triangle shape and placed on a fire that is large enough to fully consume it, leaving behind only ashes. The ashes should then be buried. )
See what else they're up to: http://www.legion.org/volunteers
Anyway, if you have some old tattered flags lying around, now you know what to do with them!
For my Atlanta friends, here is the American Legion I visited:
American Legion, Post #1
2800 B Shallowford Rd. NE
Atlanta , GA 30341
Posted by Anonymous at 3:49 PM