Respectful Retirement of United States Flags Drop Off
Have you ever wondered what to do with your United States flag once it is torn, tattered, ripped, faded or otherwise non-serviceable? According to the United States Flag Code, an non-serviceable flag should be retired in a respectful manner. A flag should never be thrown into the garbage.
The United States Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
Did you know that the Boy Scouts will respectfully retire your old and used United States Flags?
It will be respectfully retired during the year at one of the many Boy Scout campouts (There is a camp fire ceremony and official burning)
You may respectfully retire your flags in one of the two flag boxes, located at:
LAGUNA TOWN HALL–next to the flagpole
THE PAVILION BUILDING–inside the Elk Grove Regional Park, next to flagpole
These boxes were created by Vaughn Fraley, one of our recent Eagle Scouts as part of his Eagle Scout project.