"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."
[U.S. Code, Title 36. Chapter 10. Section 176(k)]
The 2016-2017 C.A.R. State Project will consist of partnering with local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) to provide recycling containers for flags of the United States which are worn out and no longer suitable for display.
Containers will be acquired and placed in local Home Depot stores where customers may deposit used flags for disposal. These will then be collected and made available for flag disposal ceremonies to be conducted by C.A.R., DAR, SAR, Boy Scouts, and other groups.
The cost of each container is approximately $650, including shipping and artwork. This program was originally developed by the Robert Forsyth Chapter SAR, of Cumming, Georgia.
Below is an example of the type of containers to be used. The Boy Scout logo will be replaced by the C.A.R. logo and the SAR insignia by the SAR logo. Website addresses for the C.A.R., SAR, and DAR will also appear on the containers.
This program benefits the public because they have a proper way to dispose of their flags. Home Depot is benefited by more sales of new flags. The SAR, DAR and C.A.R. are benefited by more public exposure for their organizations.
Donations to support the project may be sent to: Washington State Society C.A.R., PO Box 112, Southworth WA 98386-0112
For more information contact SSP@WaStateCAR.org.
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This page was last updated May 8, 2016
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