American Flag Retirement Program

Clear Lake Shores provides a new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. flags

A new flag disposal box was installed at City Hall, 1006 South Shore Drive, Clear Lake Shores, Texas, 77565

A drop-off box for residents to properly retire American flags has been installed beneath the entrance staircase at City Hall, the result of Boy Scouts of America, Troop 603’s hard work.

“This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” said Mayor Otten. “The city is unified in helping enable our citizens to respect our great nation while disposing of old or worn-out flags.”

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it. “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” says the code.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box. The Clear Lake Shores Yacht Club will be responsible for the proper disposal of the worn flags.

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Learn more about the U.S. Flag Code and proper flag retirement.

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