Fourth of July- Retired Veterans Burn the Flag… and you should too!

asdaOn of this 4th of July 2017, I want to say THANK YOU to all our retired military veterans, for their part in maintaining the (remaining) freedoms we still enjoy. Thank you for your respect of America, for what America is about. Thank you for your respect of our flag. Many people do not dispose of flags in an honorable way.

When an American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired and replaced with a new flag. There are several ways to respectfully dispose of the American flag without showing disgrace. The most common method is burning the torn or tattered flag in a special ceremony. Here are the steps you should follow.

123123The Veterans Department of Affairs suggests starting by folding the flag in a customary triangle manner. Then prepare a large enough fire space to sufficiently burn the flag completely. Next place the flag in the fire and while it burns, individuals at the ceremony should salute or recite the Pledge of Allegiance. Finally, end the ceremony with a moment of silence and bury the ashes once the flag is completely consumed.

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I am the proud father of a US Airman. Thank you, son. Further, I want to thank all our military forces and families for all they do and all they give. Thank you, Mr. President for your patriotism, for your hope for America. Thank you for honoring our veterans in a way that has not been done for a while at the Celebrate Freedom Rally.

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