Disposal of Marine Corps flag?

Discussion in 'American Flag Disposal' started by governor.gillard, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. governor.gillard

    governor.gillard New Member

    As an eagle scout project i have built a worn us flag box that i empty on a regular basis. These flags are burned on campouts by the boyscouts. Today i collected a tattered US Marine Corps flag. How should this flag be destroyed? I have multiple scoutmasters that are marines (once a marine always a marine), if it is proper they could burn it on a campout.
     
  2. Peter Ansoff

    Peter Ansoff USA Flag Site Admin

    Hi,

    The Marine Corps Flag Manual (MCO 10520.3B) just says: "Flags determined not to have historical value will be destroyed . . . privately by burning, with no suggestion of irreverence to its military or national significance." This refers to Marine Corps and unit flags as well as the national flag.

    Peter Ansoff
     

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