PEOPLE | CULTURE | HAPPENINGS
The proper ways to fold and retire an American flag
by ABBY CAVENAUGH | photography by ALLISON POTTER
HE STARS AND STRIPES. The star-spangled banner. Old Glory.
Whatever the name, the American flag is supposed to be treated
with respect, whether being unfurled for the first time, or at the
end of its life when it has become tattered and worn and no longer
suitable to fly.
From the Boy Scouts of America to the men and women who are part of the Lower
Cape Fear Sons of the American Revolution (SAR) and the Stamp Defiance Chapter of
the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), respect and reverence for this symbol
of the United States is instilled in youngsters and cultivated
in adults throughout the Wrightsville Beach area.
Boy Scouts Jackson Glockner, William Glockner and
Tab Taylor of Wrightsville Beach-based Troop 232
display how an American flag should appear
when folded properly, with the blue star field
on the outside.