Linda Gillett wants to know, "What is the proper protocol when disposing of the Kansas flag? Is it the same as the U.S. flag?" Good question.
Since we are talking about proper protocol, it's important to know that the proper name for the American flag is "The Flag of the United States of America."
The United States Flag Code is the "rule book" for proper flag disposal. U.S. Flag Code is a federal law, though it is not widely enforced.
The code says, "When a flag is so tattered that it can no longer serve as a symbol of the United States, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by burning."
The American Legion, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other organizations regularly conduct flag-burning ceremonies, often on Flag Day, June 14.
In regards to the Kansas flag, there is no official "flag code" and no federal laws regulating its disposal. But there is no harm in following the code for the state flag.
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