June 17, 2013
From left, Capt. Michael Allen, firefighter Liezel D’souza and Great Falls Volunteer Fire Chief Frank Smith assist the Children of the American Revolution in their annual Flag Day ceremony, properly disposing of damaged and worn American flags.
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More than 60 worn and damaged flags "retired" June 14.
While the burning of the American flag is often used as a form of protest or rejection of what it stands for, the United States Code also says that burning is the proper way to dispose of damaged or worn flags.