Retiring your flag with appropriate honors


Having spent a couple of hours at a Memorial Day ceremony in a large flag—bedecked cemetary, I am happy to pass on the following information from people who really care about honoring our flag.

"You can retire your tattered, worn out and frayed American flags without cost to you.  Send your flags to the Kitchen Table Gang Trust, 42922 Avenue 12, Madera, CA 93638—8866 and we will dispose of your flags in a proper and dignified manner with full honors and dignity pursuant to the United States Flag Code Section 8K.  We have been providing this free service for he past seven years.  Our flag retirement ceremonies are held on Flag Day, June 14th each year and are conducted by an all volunteer U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard led by GySgt. Dan Kelley USMC (Ret.)."

Charles Taliaferro