Actually, the proper way to dispose of an "unservicable" flag is to burn it with a ceremony. Boy scout troops will carry out this service on occasion. Bear in mind this is only for soiled and tattered flags.
USSSP: Ceremonies - Flag Retiring 2
The military actually has the rules/procedure to do this as well. I personally don't burn them. I just can't bring myself to do it.[/QUOTE]
Aye, be that as it may but I'm not talking about that, you referring to a ceremony with respect and care given to the item in question....I'm talking about an a-hole with a box of matches - here's link to the story Woman challenges Neb. flag law - Omaha.com
....hell I'm not even American and that makes my blood boil