By CATRINA FRANCIS
Gold Standard Senior Staff Writer
This story originally ran in The Turret Sept. 22, 2011.
According to the United States Flag Code, the flag, when it’s in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.
Although the Flag Code does not specify how the flag may be destroyed, Mark Kennedy, the commander of American Legion Post 113 in Elizabethtown said a ceremony is conducted prior to destroying the flag.