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Disposing of US Flags

Disposing of US Flags

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US flags are flying all over the country today for Independence Day.

But what happens when your flag becomes worn?

Your local VFW and American Legion is the place to turn.

The veterans' groups are happy to accept worn out US flags for proper disposal.

A local Legion member says it's important to show the flag the respect it deserves - both in displaying it and in disposing of it properly.

(Dean Verstraete, American Legion) "When the ends get all tattered and frayed or starts ripping then it needs to be taken down and be replaced. They can turn it into the American Legion and we will collect them and burn them with the proper respect the American flag deserves."

Old flags are burned in a special ceremony and their ashes are buried.

The Boy Scout troop at Minot Air Force Base also works in conjunction with the American Legion to collect and dispose of worn flags.

The local Legion Club also offers new US flags for sale - either cloth or vinyl - for around 25 dollars.

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