What's the appropriate way to get rid of an American flag that is torn and ragged? Most say to burn one, but we can't burn anything in our neighborhood. Any suggestions?

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Wait for high winds and accidentally let go of it...hehe smilie

Thanks for the info. I should have thought of that.

Call the local VFW hall ... they usually have someone who will come get the flag and dispose of it properly.

The same way you get rid of ragged and torn clothes

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Don't ever burn the flag.

@dru18 Don't ever burn the flag.

We can't burn anything in our neighborhood.

@StarzAbove We can't burn anything in our neighborhood.

I grew up with three rules regarding the treatment of the American Flag.
1. Don't wear it.
2. Don't let it touch the ground.
3. And never ever burn it.

@StarzAbove And now they say it's OK to burn it. One never knows what to do.

I don't know who is saying that, but that is not right. I am not a stickler for rules and traditions, but burning our flag should never be okay.

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Any suggestions? It's in shreds and I'm buying a new one tomorrow.

My oldest brother uses the VFW when he replaces his after wear and tear from weather. I asked him via text after seeing your post because I wasn't sure how to dispose of one. He puts a new one up yearly

Here's a website about properly disposing a worn out American flag...

https://starspangledflags.com/p...american-flag/

I found it very informative because I was wondering about this myself.

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