The Wenham Veterans Committee, Fire Dept. and Wenham Scouts will burn all American Flags turned into Town Hall or Wenham Fire Department on June 14th, 6:00 PM at Pingree Park.
Did you know the average outdoor flag lasts only about 90 days? Flying the stars and stripes outside your home is a great way to showcase pride in our county. But the ever-changing weather and the blasting rays of the sun will inevitably result in a worn-out flag. It is against etiquette to fly one that is worn out. It is also disrespectful to simply throw the American flag out with the trash. So, what should you do with Old Glory after it is too tattered to represent our country?
The US Flag Code states that if the flag is not in good enough condition to represent our country, it should be taken down and destroyed. The dignified manner they recommend is burning. This is the manner of retiring the flag that is used in the military. The Wenham Veterans Committee, Wenham Fire Department and Wenham Scouts will burn all American Flags turned into the Wenham Town Hall or Wenham Fire Department on June 14th. Please examine your American Flag turn in as needed.