Saturday, June 14, 2008

Flag Day - Burn 'em if you got 'em

Today is Flag Day in the United States.

I'm going to start a new personal tradition this year by burning a tattered flag. Like the U.S. Flag Code says:

The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. (4 U.S.C. Chapter 1 [The Flag] § 8 [Respect for flag])

If any of you have flags that are tattered or torn, maybe you could join me in burning that flag on Flag Day. I've got one that's too frayed to repair, so its time has come.

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