The Flag Project
 
     
   
     
 
How to Cut the Flag
 
     
  To conduct a proper ceremony it is necessary to cut the United States flag before burning it. This is a sign of respect since cutting the flag makes it no longer look like the United States flag. The best way to cut the flag is with a sharp pair of scissors or an exacto knife. The picture below shows how to cut the flag.  
     
 
Tri-Cut Flag
 
     
     
 
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