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?
If you are replacing your flag this holiday season you can drop your old flags at the Troop 118 Christmas Tree Lot in Elk Grove and 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) the purpose of the Christmas Tree sales is to raise money to send Boy Scouts on these campouts.
You can drop off a flag in the next couple of weeks at:
Troop 118 Christmas Tree Lot
Near Peace Presbyterian Church
Just North of Safeway at Laguna/Franklin
You can also of course buy a Christmas Tree!
Open every week day 4.30pm until 8.30pm Weekends 10.00am-9.00pm
After the holidays 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.