This letter has two parts. The first is for those wonderful people who fly the American flag on a daily basis, and for those who put the Stars and Stripes out on holidays and special events. I’m certain most of you are aware of the United States Flag Code. It establishes the advisory rules for display and care of our national flag.
One of the most respectful rules is the destroying of tattered, torn and faded flags. When the American flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner. The most common and preferable method is by burning.