The United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10 (Section 176) states:
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America; the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing. Regimental colors, State flags, and organization or institutional flags are to be dipped as a mark of honor.
(k) 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.
Accordingly, BSA Troop 59 regularly conducts flag retirement ceremonies, to properly dispose of used and worn out US flags. We accept donations of flags, to the First Presbyterian Church, Central Avenue, Stirling.
The flag should be displayed, from sunrise to sunset, on all days when the weather permits, especially on:
- New Year’s Day
- Inauguration Day
- Martin Luther King’s Birthday
- Lincoln’s Birthday
- Washington’s Birthday
- Easter Sunday
- Patriots Day, April 19
- National Day of Prayer, the 1st Thursday of May
- Mother’s Day
- Armed Forces Day
- Memorial Day (half-staff until noon)
- Flag Day
- Independence Day, July 4th
- Labor Day
- Constitution Day
- Columbus Day, October 12th
- Navy Day
- Veterans Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- Election Days
and such other days as may be proclaimed by the President of the United States. Also, the flag should be flown on State and Local Holidays.