ludi wrote:Chrispy_ wrote:As a non-American, what's wrong with throwing a worn-out flag into the trash?
Ever since US v. Eichman, nothing legally. But unless someone is actively making a point against the flag, most people will follow the proper disposal procedures per Captain Ned's link.
Most people will show respect for the American flag because it’s a symbol of the freedoms they hold dear. Like anything else, if you cherish and revere it, you maintain it. Some disagree and like to show indifference or even disrespect for the flag. It takes all types.