American flags, service over

09Jun10

Flags ready to retire
American flags burst from a collection box in Narberth one week after Memorial Day and one week before Flag Day. The flags are retired in a ceremony at the American Legion Post 356, then burned in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code: “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 post reports that thousands of flags move through the box at Narberth’s War Memorial each year, coming from all over the area. The post encourages people dropping off flags to remove them from their wooden poles.

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