"Americanism is an unfailing love of country, loyalty to its institutions and ideas; eagerness to defend it against all enemies; undivided allegiance to the flag; and a desire to secure the blessings of liberty and posterity.”
The VFW Auxiliary promotes Americanism in many ways, and one such way is through Flag etiquette. Public Law 94-344, known as the Federal Flag Code, contains rules for handling and displaying the U.S. flag. The language of the federal code makes clear that the flag is a living symbol. During Memorial Day weekend, Veteran and Auxiliary organizations participate in Flag Replacement ceremonies, where they respectfully collect weathered flags from the graves of deceased Veterans and replace them with new ones. As a continued effort to honor and care for our Veterans, we continue throughout the year thereafter to identify graves that require new flag holders, flags or Veteran markers. Annually on Flag Day, or another designated day, a ceremony is conducted that respectfully disposes all of the collected U.S. flags according to Federal Flag Code.
The public can submit old flags to our Post for proper disposal.