The Flag Project
Timeline or Flag Retirement Ceremony Program

Introduction: The first part of the ceremony is the introduction. Give the audience appropriate information about yourselves and why you are conducting a flag retirement ceremony. You also should tell them why flag retirement ceremonies are important and necessary.

The second part of you flag retirement ceremony should be two or three items like pledge of allegiance, a song or two, American code, or some other patriotic item. Our File Page contains songs, pledges, and other patriotic items that could be used for the ceremony.

The third part of the ceremony is optional. You may want to invite a veteran to share what the United States flag means to them, or some other appropriate speaker to share what the flag means to them.

The fourth part of the ceremony is the actual flag retirement ceremony by fire.

Once the last flag has been burned and taps is over then the ceremony is done.

To go back to the Run Through of a Flag Retirement Page, click here.

To visit our File Page with appropriate documents and songs for your ceremony, click here.


© 2012 Andrew Burd-Harris*Page last updated: August 11, 2012