After a recent news story about people finding an American flag in the trash in Poughkeepsie, it got me to thinking, 'How do you dispose of a flag properly?' Turns out there are a few organizations locally that can help you out with this, at no charge.

What does a flag disposal ceremony consist of? American Disposal Services has information on three acceptable ways to dispose of an American Flag. The flag can be retired in a ceremonial flag burning, a burial ceremony or by shredding.


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