American Fork Boy Scout gathers worn out flags to properly retire them

Army reservist's son gathers old glory 'to show respect' to U.S.


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  • dferg Salt Lake City, UT
    July 15, 2012 12:26 p.m.

    Good for this young man; good for him. I can't count how many times I've gazed, disappointedly, at a flag that is obviously "well past its prime". I've seen them in yards, at places of business, and even a few at government builings.

    Mant people today have lost the proper meaning our flag has for us, and think nothing of flying it in the snow, rain, in all kinds of foul weather, even leaving on the flagpole 24 hours a day.

    I'm glad this soon-to-be Eagle Scout is doing the citizenry a favor by reminding them, even if just by a little bit, of the kind of respect that the symbol of our country is due.

  • Most Truthful and Patriotic Layton, UT
    July 15, 2012 11:25 a.m.

    Thank you for doing that!
    Thank you, also, for noticing that many of the flags put out by Boy Scouts are in terrible shape and should have been retired long ago.

    Now, all we need is another Boy Scout to teach his fellow Boy Scouts how those flags should be handled, while placing them in neighborhoods and removing them. Throwing them in the back of a truck, after just rolling them up, isn't very honorable.l