Flag Day flag retirement ceremony this weekend

Flag burning is the right thing to do in some cases. Just ask flag retirement expert and neighborhood resident Jeanette Prasifka. She collects “worn and torn flags from homes, schools, and businesses to ensure they are retired with the dignity and respect they deserve.” Notes Prasifka, Title 4, §8(k) of the United States Code states, ‘The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting symbol for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.’

Her foundation, Oldwornflag.com, along with the Dallas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will sponsor a free, public flag retirement ceremony to commemorate Flag Day on June 13th at 2 p.m. at Flag Pole Hill.

Live patriotic music by Annie Benjamin will be followed by a welcome address by Dallas City Councilman Jerry Allen. The first 30 City of Dallas residents presenting an old, worn flag for retirement will get a new U.S. flag courtesy of Betsy Ross Flag Girls, Inc.

What to bring to the ceremony? Old, worn national and/or state flags, a lawn chair, and a pair of scissors if you wish to participate in dismantling the flags before they are placed into the ceremonial fires.

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