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City Retires Worn American Flags

Residents were encouraged to mend, clean or properly destroy their tattered and torn flags to keep them to code.

Approximately 55 people attended the second annual flag retirement ceremony Thursday at the Aliso Viejo Fire Station.

Prior to the ceremony residents were asked to bring in their tattered, faded and torn American flags. According to U.S. Flag Code worn American flags should be cleaned, mended or “destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

Boy Scout Troop 700 performed the proper disposal of the non-serviceable flags.

Ken Lopez Maddox June 16, 2012 at 01:25 PM
The Scouts are one of the last vestiges of Americana. They are a fine organization. Flag disposal is just one of the contributions they provide. They do many other works like placing flags on the graves of veterans on Veteran's Day. I greatly enjoyed my time in scouting. Way to go Troop 700!

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