Most of us know that once an American flag is worn, torn, or otherwise in need of being retired, we’re supposed to burn it.
But most of us probably aren’t in any position to burn one properly.
Going in and out of so many homes each year, I see people with flags that need to be retired, just sitting in the garage, or basement. Most likely because nobody ever motivates to figure out where to bring a flag to be properly retired.
So, with Flag Day approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to send along where you can bring any flags you have that need to be retired.
In our area, you can bring your flags to Boy Scout Troop 3 at Heritage United Methodist Church 5300 E Kenosha, Broken Arrow. You can bring them there on July 2nd from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., July 3rd from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and July 4th 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Boy Scouts of Troop 3 are performing this project as a service to the community and to promote good citizenship as the birth of our nation is celebrated.
Hope this information comes in handy for you now or in the future!
As a reminder in the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on June 14, 1777. In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day; in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Flag Day is not an official federal holiday