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Respect our Flag Disposal Locator
Repect Our Flag ^ | April 22, 2011 | J. Brennan

Posted on 04/22/2011 11:35:49 AM PDT by respectourflag

I'm writing this post to ask for some help from fellow veterans and anyone who loves our Flag. I recently went into a local car dealership to buy a new vehicle. While doing the deal I was asked if i wanted to buy a used factory cover for my truck. When I went into the storage room, my heart sunk.

Over in the corner covered with dust (thick as dry wall dust), was LARGE flags that were previously flown laying in the dirt. I immediately went to the CEO and told them I wanted the flag, and I took them with me.

After that i called so many places, with no luck. First i had boxes made for our local area to be placed for others.

I also created a push pin locator service, for any location around the country to submit their location, URL, and even a URL of picture of drop off location with instructions and times.

So what I'm asking is if your in a unit of some sort, or know of exact loacations please share them on the site listed.

If you know of some but don't want to fill out submission yourself, please forward the link to them and ask them to help.

Note this is and will be a NO PROFIT service just something the lord has laid upon my heart to do.

Thanking all of you in advance.

Respectfull, J. Brennan, USAF Disabled Vet.

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KEYWORDS: disposal; dropff; flag; retirement
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1 posted on 04/22/2011 11:35:55 AM PDT by respectourflag
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To: respectourflag

I always thought you just take it to the local VFW or American Legion. They do proper disposal.

2 posted on 04/22/2011 11:39:34 AM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: respectourflag

maybe the local Boy Scout troop?

3 posted on 04/22/2011 11:42:00 AM PDT by Razwan (Yeah, yeah, I know...Razwan, member since 30 June 2000)
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To: respectourflag

We used to be able to take them to an American Legion post nearby, but it is no longer there. Do you know where to take them in Omaha, Nebraska? We have two (properly folded by Marine son), that need to be disposed of.

What can I do about an office down the street from mine, which displays the flags of four countries, with the USA flag on the far right? Shouldn’t it be on the left? It is a travel place, which is why they put out the foreign ones as well. I have called them and said I thought the display was wrong.

4 posted on 04/22/2011 11:43:05 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: respectourflag


Have you ever noticed on TV or at military funerals that the honor guard pays meticulous attention to correctly folding the American flag 13 times? I’ve known how the 21 gun salute was determined (adding the individual digits of 1776), but only recently learned why the flag was folded 13 times when it is lowered or when it is folded and handed to the widow at the burial of a veteran.

Here it is:

-The first fold of our flag is a symbol of life. The second fold is a symbol of our belief in eternal life.

-The third fold is made in honor and remembrance of the veterans departing our ranks who gave a portion of their lives for the defense of our country to attain peace throughout the world.

-The fourth fold represents our weaker nature, for as American citizens trusting in God, it is to Him we turn in times of peace as well as in time of war for His divine guidance.

-The fifth fold is a tribute to our country, for in the words of Stephen Decatur, “Our Country, in dealing with other countries, may she always be right; but it is still our country, right or wrong.”

-The sixth fold is for where our hearts lie. It is with our heart that we pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States Of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.

-The seventh fold is a tribute to our Armed Forces, for it is through the Armed Forces that we protect our country and our flag against all her enemies, whether they be found within or without the boundaries of our republic.

-The eighth fold is a tribute to the one who entered into the valley of the shadow of death, that we might see the light of day, and to honor mother, for whom it flies on Mother’s Day.

-The ninth fold is a tribute to womanhood; for it has been through their faith, their love, loyalty and devotion that the character of the men and women who have made this country great has been molded.

-The tenth fold is a tribute to the father, for he, too, has given his sons and daughters for the defense of our country since they were first born.

-The eleventh fold, in the eyes of a Hebrew citizen represents the lower portion of the seal of King David and King Solomon, and glorifies in their eyes, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

-The twelfth fold, in the eyes of a Christian citizen, represents an emblem of eternity and glorifies, in their eyes, God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit.

When the flag is completely folded, the stars are uppermost reminding us of our nation’s motto, “In God We Trust”. After the flag is completely folded and tucked in, it takes on the appearance of a cocked hat, ever reminding us of the soldiers who served under General George Washington, and the sailors and marines who served under Captain John Paul Jones, who were followed by their comrades and shipmates in the Armed Forces of the United States, preserving for us the rights, privileges, and freedoms we enjoy today. There are some traditions and ways of doing things which have deep meaning. You will see many flags folded in the coming weeks, and now you will know why.

5 posted on 04/22/2011 11:45:29 AM PDT by Jo Nuvark (Those who bless Israel will be blessed, those who curse Israel will be cursed. Gen 12:3)
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To: respectourflag

Welcome to Free Republic.

Thanks for posting. Please enjoy yourself.

6 posted on 04/22/2011 11:45:42 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (A Birther: One who has questions or concerns over the birth of Barry Barack Hussein Soetero Obama)
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To: Responsibility2nd
The Boy Scouts is an authorized party to dispose of retired flags.
District headquarters are located in the phone book.
You can also do a search with your town name and “Scouts” which should enable you to find a local Troop.
Our Troop regularly at camp outs disposes of a number of flags.
7 posted on 04/22/2011 12:04:50 PM PDT by tbird-james
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To: antiRepublicrat
local VFW or American Legion. They do proper disposal.

Thats what I did.....

8 posted on 04/22/2011 12:07:06 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: respectourflag
I haven't had to dispose of a flag in years, so maybe the rules have changed. However, the rule I learned was, cut off the blue field, so it's no longer a flag, then burn the two pieces separately. With nylon flags, that may not be as easy as it used to be with cotton flags.

Other than that, take it to an American Legion of VFW post and ask them to dispose of it properly.

9 posted on 04/22/2011 12:07:06 PM PDT by JoeFromSidney (New book: RESISTANCE TO TYRANNY. A primer on armed revolt. Available form Amazon.)
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To: Razwan
this is exactly why i'm asking for people who know of places to share on the map i created so others can find them easily. Places like business, etc that don't have veterans with knowledg has no clue about things like boy scouts, VFW etc. See Sample Map and how it works.
10 posted on 04/22/2011 12:20:17 PM PDT by respectourflag
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To: respectourflag

I took two storm damaged flags to the local VFW in Redding, Ca. They took them for disposal and I gave them a $10 donation.

11 posted on 04/22/2011 3:13:54 PM PDT by hattend (How much do you have to invest in the future before you've spent it and no longer have one? - Steyn)
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To: Jo Nuvark

Thank you

12 posted on 04/22/2011 9:24:25 PM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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