The Flag Project
Check List

This page is meant to give a person a broad view of the process of a flag retirement ceremony by fire.

  • Get permission to use Ceremony area
  • Find places to be collection points for flags
  • Begin publicity campaign to let public know about your flag collection program
  • Write invitations to people you would like to participate in the ceremony
  • Get permission to use necessary materials for ceremony (ie: tables, chairs, burn barrel, public announcement system or sound system)
  • Invite appropriate musicians to participate in ceremony (a bugler works well)
  • End flag collection and let media know about up and coming ceremony
  • Preparation of flags for ceremony (if you have many small flags you want to precut them)
  • Finishing getting other materials
  • Carry out ceremony
  • Dispose of Ashes
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© 2012 Andrew Burd-Harris*Page last updated: August 11, 2012