The United States Flag Code, Title 4, Section 8k states-"The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
In the Spring of 2018 Michael Greco, a resident of Levittown, NY and a member of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 316, completed his Eagle Scout Project on the Grounds of VFW Post 9592. Michael led a group of volunteers who constructed a 5-point flag retiring pit and seating. Each point is dedicated to a branch of the Armed Forces of the United States. Between each point a bench has been placed facing the fire pit. Each bench is adorned with the emblem of a particular branch of service situated on the backrest, also facing the fire pit. The benches allow for reflection and remembrance as the worn symbol of our nation is properly retired.
The U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony is open to public view and is conducted in a quiet and dignified manner by those who love and cherish all for which it stands.
There is no current schedule for when the Post conducts a Flag Retirement Ceremony. However, if your group, school or organization wishes to witness or be part of the ceremony, please contact the Post and someone will get back to you to arrange a time and date.
If you have a U.S. Flag that is no longer serviceable you are invited to deposit it in the flag box located in front of the Post by the curb (it looks like a mailbox painted Red, White and Blue) or, if the Post is open, leave it with one of our members. If you wish to be part of the Flag Retirement Ceremony leave a note with your flag and we will get back to you.
Please note, that although we accept ALL worn U.S. Flags eligible for retirement, we can only retire flags made from cloth, all plastic flags must be retired at a location that is environmentally safe.
See below for more information about the U.S. Flag:
Click Here to read a brief history of the U.S. Flag.
Click Here to learn how to properly fold the U.S. Flag and meaning behind this ritual.