In an effort to honor our deceased veterans whose final disposition includes cremation, and to assist with the proper and respectful disposal of tathered American flags that are no longer displayable, we implemented a flag retirement program. It is our desire that the Cremation Container of every United States Veteran, whose family has elected cremation, be draped with the United States Flag.
Flags that are no longer suitable for display may be brought to our office,
2205 E. Millbrook Road, Raleigh, NC 27604
United States Code, Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”