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The Right Way To Dispose Of The American Flag
According to the National Flag Foundation, the preferred method for disposing of an American flag is to burn it. This is usually done first by folding the flag using the traditional method, then placing the flag into a large enough fire so that it is completely engulfed in flames.
Some flags shouldn’t be burned at all due to toxic chemicals, so perhaps the best method for most people is to drop their retired flag off at a flag disposal box. According to the U.S. Department of Defense, these drop boxes can be found outside many Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) posts, as well as a number of local government offices and police stations.
While it's not the preferred method, you can also bury your unusable American flag. To do this, simply fold your flag using the traditional method and enclose it in a dignified container, such as a wooden box.