COLUMBIA CITY â€” Members of the Northern Indiana Leatherneck Coffee Club, a group of former U.S. Marines, performed the ceremonial disposal of old and no-longer-servicable American flags Sunday evening on the Whitley County Courthouse lawn.
The club follows the procedures set forth by law in the U.S. Flag Code. Title 4, Chapter 1, Sec. 8(k), which states:
â€śThe 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.â€ť