Bring your Worn Flags to the Fort for a US Flag Disposal Ceremony
Fort Scott Kan. – 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 § 8k (Respect for the 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.