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American Legion retires flags

December 17, 2018 GMT

American Legion Post 164 conducted a flag retirement ceremony on Dec. 9 behind the Elks Lodge in Katy. As a precaution, Harris County ESD 48 was on site with a truck and firefighters.

The ceremony part of the “proper, dignified way of destroying United States flags that are no longer fit to serve the nation.”

According to the United States Flag Code, Title 4, Section 8k, “The preferred and most dignified way to destroy old, worn, frayed and/or faded U.S. Flags is by burning them.”