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How to Properly Retire an American Flag this July

Not sure what to do with your abundance of flags from the 4th of July? Need to retire a worn out flag? Here are some great ways to donate or retire American Flags with honor and respect for the red, white, and blue.

-          Veterans of Foreign Wars Post: Bring an old flag to your local VFW post where they can properly retire the flag for you, according to the preferred methods in the U.S. Flag Code.

-          Local Girl/Boy Scouts: These organizations accept donated flags for future use and can also perform the proper techniques for flag retirement. Contact your local troupe for more information.

-          The American Legion: This organization holds an official Flag Retirement Ceremony every year on July 14th. They take in many old flags that are no longer usable in order to retire them correctly.