How and when to retire an American flag - Fox News 13 Tampa Bay
Wednesday, June 16, 2021

13 - Tampa BayThe Ruskin Memorial VFW Post 6287 takes in a remarkable 10,000 flags a year. They retire the flags in a ceremony which includes local members of the Young Marines. After folding one flag, which symbolizes all others, they place it into a bin and light it on fire. Burning is the preferred method of disposal in the United States flag manual.

"Often we get flags that are light blue and pink," offered Brian Frank, Ph.D, a Post 6287 member who directs the flag retirement ceremony. "At some point people have to look at the flag and say, ‘This flag doesn’t properly represent our country.’"

By Corey Beckman
June 15, 2021 on Fox News 13 - Tampa Bay


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