Flag Retirement Ceremony

Mark your calendars – there will be TWO Flag Retirement Ceremonies held in February. If you have been collecting damaged or well-serviced American flags, this is an excellent opportunity to retire them in a proper, dignified manner.

Big Spring:

  • September 11th (5:00 PM) at  Big Spring, TX at the Howard County courthouse
  • For more information, please contact Mark Richardson at 432-254-5790


  • September 11th (5:00 PM) at the Midland High School JROTC training pad, Midland, TX
  • For more information, please contact Matt Vercher at 432-638-4014


Details to follow

Why do we retire the flag?

United States Federal Law provides that “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” (36 U.S.C. 176(k))

The U.S. flag is more than just some brightly colored cloth…
it is a symbol of our nation.
Seven red stripes and six white stripes; together they represent the
original 13 colonies that gained us liberty.
The red stripes remind us of the lifeblood of brave men and women who were
ready to die for this, their country.
The white stripes remind us of purity and cleanliness of
purpose, thought, word and deed.
The blue is for truth and justice, like the eternal blue
of the star filled heavens.
The stars represent the fifty sovereign states of our union.

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