US Flag Standards


United States Flag Etiquette

Flag Disposal

Excerpt from the US Flag Code - "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."

Contact your local VFW or American Legion

These veterans organizations offer proper flag disposal ceremonies.

Contact your local or county municipal office

They may have a flag collection program for a disposal ceremony

Contact your local Boy Scout, Cub Scout or Girl Scout troop or pack.

These organizations regularly hold proper flag disposal ceremonies. If one is not offered they usually will organize one as a service project.

Never throw a flag away.