September 11th Flag Protocol

American Flag Code

Displaying the Flag

DESTROYING DAMAGED AMERICAN FLAG:
According to the United States Code, Title 4 Chapter 1, Section 8, "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." If you feel uncomfortable disposing of your flag in this manner, contacting a local veteran's group in your area is suggested. These groups hold ceremonies to dispose of flags, and the group's members are quite capable of disposing of the flag in a dignified, lawful manner.

OBTAINING A NEW FLAG:
New flags may be obtained from a member of Congress, possibly a flag that has flown in a war zone. Remember that the flag is the symbol of our nation, be sure it is an American-made flag.