Honor the Flag

To the Editor:

I have noticed many flags this week and weeks past being flown in a worn or ripped state. The U.S. Flag Code states that “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Each year on Veterans Day, the Boys Scouts have a flag burning ceremony. They collect flags all year long and have a box outside of the Mattapoisett Library to place the worn flag. Please take a moment to look at your flag and replace if worn. If flying the flag is important to you, show it the respect it deserves.

Thank you,

Lisa Hill, Mattapoisett


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