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Flag retirement ceremony...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 29 March 2014 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...I referred to this on March 18. The flag to be discarded must be burned to honor our country.
If you look carefully you can see both ends of the flag being held as the center has been lowered into the fire.

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grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Isn't that rather odd? Usually national flags are burnt to insult the country concerned

29 Mar 2014 11:50am

@grouser: The last bulleted item in the USA Flag site list states:
"When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner."

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I find this a rather sad image - I know it is the right thing to do, but still feels sad to me.

29 Mar 2014 5:59pm

@Ruthiebear: It was a moving ceremony to see, Ruthie, full of reverence.
We attended one other of these events, conducted by Boy Scouts and it too, was very meaningful. I don't think the young fellows involved will ever forget it.

Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia) from CAT. New European State, Poland

I did not know this order. I understand it's a honor question. Thanks, Judy, many thanks
I like the picture and I like to see onlookers also salute the flag.

29 Mar 2014 6:09pm

@Graciel·la (Vic. Catalonia): I was happy to capture some of the spectators saluting; others held their hands over their hearts.

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful scene with all the participants ... very interesting ceremony and a great series!

29 Mar 2014 6:43pm

@RBL: It was very moving...

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

wonderful moment that is captured!

1 Apr 2014 9:34pm