Sec. 176. Respect for flag
No disrespect should be shown to the flag of the United States of America;
the flag should not be dipped to any person or thing.
(b) The flag should never touch anything beneath it, such as the ground,
the floor, water, or merchandise.
(k) 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
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TITLE 36 - PATRIOTIC SOCIETIES AND OBSERVANCES
CHAPTER 10 - PATRIOTIC CUSTOMS