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Boy Scouts retire a tattered flag

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2 Comments to “Boy Scouts retire a tattered flag”

  1. A Scoutmasters Wife says:

    It’s nice to see a troop retiring a tattered flag, but it should be done properly.

    The proper way to retire a flag is to separate all the stripes and the blue field from the flag first. This means you have the blue field, and individual red and white stripes. Then you burn them in a ceremony and burry the ashes.

    • William says:

      As a former US Marine, I can assure you the way the scouts are retiring the flag in this picture is correct. The way described by “A Scoutmasters Wife” is described in flag retirement manual as “an alternative” way to retire a flag and is done to save time byballowing the stripes and canton to be completely consumed in less time than it would take to burn an intact flag.

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