Ensuring the respectful care of flags that should no longer be displayed

Flag Retirement Ceremonies

Click one of the links above to view pictures taken during that year's ceremonies.



June 14, 2014 Flag Retirement Ceremony
On Flag Day, 2014, our flag retirement ceremony was co-sponsored with the Valley View Homeowner's Association and held at Spring Valley Elementary School in Dallas. Click a button on the left to see pictures taken at this event, as well as those taken at prior ceremonies.

Throughout the year oldwornflag.com solicits worn and torn flags from homes, schools, and businesses. We provide this as a free community service in order to ensure that the flags are retired with the dignity they deserve. We sponsor free public flag retirement ceremonies twice a year: on, or near Flag Day and on, or near Veterans Day.

For many years, oldwornflag.com founder Jeanette Prasifka organized flag retirement ceremonies during the State Fair of Texas on behalf of The Jane Douglas Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). To see a collection of pictures taken at these retirement ceremonies, click on the 2007 and 2008 links.

In 2009, as a result of two Dallas Morning News articles spotlighting oldwornflag.com, Ms. Prasifka received an outpouring of flags needing retirement. Hundreds of flags from all across the country were sent by people entrusting her to retire their old, worn flags in a dignified and respectful manner. As a result, a larger venue was needed to accommodate the ceremony.

Believing it was important that the ceremony be a free, public event that could be enjoyed by all, Ms. Prasifka arranged for the ceremonies to be relocated to Flag Pole Hill in Dallas. To see pictures of ceremonies conducted at Flag Pole Hill, click on the 2009 and 2010 links.