The U.S. Flag Code says, “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.” When an American flag is worn beyond repair, it should be retired in a respectful manner. The Elks tradition is that of burning the worn and tatter flags in an impressive ceremony. Thank you to Boy Scout Troop #201 of Ozark for again performing the tradition of destroying the worn flags at the Elks Lodge 2777 firepit on our pavilion grounds. It is also a tradition to dedicate the final burning of a flag, this year the final flag was dedicated to Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of CC Elks Dena Wolfe. Dena passed in 2020 and her husband, PDDGER Kevin, was on hand at the dedication of the final flag.