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06/11/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/11/2019 13:07

Bring your Worn Flags to the Fort for a US Flag Disposal Ceremony

News Release Date:
June 11, 2019

Contact: Carl Brenner, 620-223-0310

This Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7 pm., Fort Scott National Historic Site (the Fort) and American Legion Post 25 will be hosting an official US Flag Disposal Ceremony. Bring your: United States, POW/MIA, State, and Service (U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Coast Guard) flags to the fort at or before 7 pm Friday and we will properly and respectfully dispose of them.

'4 U.S. Code ยง 8k (Respect for flag) 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.'' said Betty Boyko, Superintendent, Fort Scott National Historic Site. 'As with celebrating this countries newest citizens at our Naturalization Ceremony and honoring those we have lost through the 'Field of Honor' during Symbols of Sacrifice, we are proud to be a part in honoring this country's flag by hosting this ceremony.'

To find out more or become involved in activities at the Fort, please contact the park at 620-223-0310.