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daveb722
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April 1, 2020 6:46 am  

Is there anywhere on island to dispose of my torn up American Flag.  I can burn it, but would rather drop it off somewhere if possible.

 

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jaldeborgh
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April 1, 2020 3:30 pm  

I don’t know the answer to your question but thank you for having enough respect for our flag to dispose of it properly.  I did notice they don’t last too long on the island due to the winds.  We have a flagpole and I bought a new flag in December and it’s already starting to fray, and I bought the best quality flag I could find on line.


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Jumbie
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April 1, 2020 3:46 pm  

According to what I read about disposal of the American Flag - here's the most common answer.

American Flag Disposal. The United States Flag Code states: “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.”

 

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East Ender
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April 2, 2020 11:11 am  

Can you call the National Guard Armory?


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stxsailor
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April 8, 2020 4:29 pm  

I just have a bonfire, raise a toast of Cruzan Rum and put the flag into the fire.


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jaldeborgh
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April 8, 2020 5:12 pm  

But you have to stay off the beach and practice Social Distancing 🙂


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daveb722
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April 9, 2020 11:59 am  

I'll end up burning it as I have done before.  In my small town where I came from they had a drop box for flag disposal, was hoping for something similar here.  Thanks everyone.


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Exit Zero
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April 9, 2020 12:59 pm  

Maybe ask here? American Legion STX and STT

 

https://www.facebook.com/WeArePost85/

https://www.facebook.com/American-Legion-Post-90-USVI-181467118556234/

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Ronnie
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April 17, 2020 11:31 am  

@exit-zero

Yes, American Legion is where I have taken mine over the years. I think they save them and burn them on Flag Day, June 14th. Hopefully this year they will be able to in June.


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Gator's Mom
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April 17, 2020 12:47 pm  
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East Ender
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April 19, 2020 9:35 pm  

Welcome back, Ronnie! 😉 


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