First let me share an interesting Flag fact. On the top of a flagpole is often a ball. This ball is called the Trunk. Inside the ball are 3 things to be used if ever the flag should be compromised. A razor blade, a match and a single bullet. The reason is to properly dispose of a flag and not let it fall into harms way. When disposing the flag you should use the razor blade to cut the stars away from the bars, the match to Burn them, and the bullet is the last course of action. There are many groups that can and will dispose of an old or weathered flag. Most military service organizations such as the VFW the American Legion but the best in my opinion is the Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of America. They teach flag etiquette and regularly such as at summer camp bon-fires will burn them with great respect. Please tell others and find the best way to dispose of a U.S. Flag; the symbol of lives lost to protect her and the most recognized symbol of freedom in the world.