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June 12, 2013MO |  By: Snyder

Flag Day

With Flag Day approaching on Friday, it is a good time to see if your flag needs repairs or replaced.

According to the U.S. Flag Code, any flag that is beyond repair needs to be disposed of in a respectful manner. Throwing it in the trash is not an option. Metro Waste Authority spokesperson, Reo Menning says one option doesn't involve disposing of the flag at all.

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Menning says when a flag is no longer serviceable it should be destroyed with a formal flag retirement ceremony where it's incinerated. She says several organizations do that.

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Menning says flags with large tears or excessive fraying should be retired and new flags raised on Flag Day.