Do you have a torn or worn out American flag that’s been in your basement or garage for ages? In honor of Flag Day this month (June 14th), I’m sharing ideas for the proper disposal of the American flag.
US Flag Code states that unserviceable American flags should be “burned in a dignified manner.” I’m not sure how often this is feasible (or allowed by local law), so here are several places to bring your unusable flag for appropriate disposal:
- Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post
- American Legion post
- Your local post office or police station
- Boy Scout or Girl Scout troops may be able to help
- This flag company will take your flag for proper disposal, and will give you 10% off the purchase of a new flag
And for more American flag etiquette, check out this site from the VFW.