I have removed my flag from display & replaced it w/a new one periodically. The old ones are always only tattered on the end, & I feel bad disposing of them. Can I sew the ends to repair them & still use them even tho the length will be shorter than originally made? The stars are always intact, so can the union section be used for a pillow top or stored behind glass in a frame? I don't want to offend Old Glory, the Nation, or those who have defended her or are defending her now. I would/could ask neighboring veterans, but I'm embarrassed in not knowing the answer myself. Can anyone advise me?