DALLAS, TX. — November 5, 2009 — Oldwornflag.com will sponsor a free, public flag retirement ceremony on November 14th at 1:00 p.m. at Flag Pole Hill, 8100 Doran Circle, Dallas, Texas, 75238. Throughout the year, oldwornflag.com solicits worn and torn flags from homes, schools, and businesses. This free community service ensures flags are retired with the dignity and respect they deserve. Over 300 flags previously solicited will be honorably destroyed by fire. At the ceremony, the first 50 City of Dallas residents presenting an old, worn flag for retirement will be given a brand new United States flag courtesy of Betsy Ross Flag Girls, Inc.
The dutiful and colorful event will begin with live patriotic music followed by a welcome address by Dallas City Councilman Jerry Allen. The dignified ceremony will include participation from various service, veteran and civic organizations. At the conclusion of the ceremony, Taps will be played by Bugles Across America, a non-profit network of buglers from across the country that play Taps for our fallen heroes.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their old, worn national and/or state flags, a lawn chair, and a pair of scissors if they wish to participate by dismantling the flags before they are placed into the ceremonial fires.
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.”
Oldwornflag.com provides an important and much needed service to the community through their respectful disposal of flags that should no longer be displayed. Their mission is threefold: to secure and remove flags on public display that are old and worn; to retire old and worn flags with the dignity and respect they deserve; and to educate the public regarding proper flag etiquette.