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What Do You Do With A 48-Star Flag?

Cindy Cusic Micco is looking for advice from readers on what to do with her 48-star flag.

The 48-star flag has been with me for decades

A woman for whom I babysat gave it to me. I'm not sure why.

Perhaps she thought it was educational for me to have a 48-star flag. If I remember right, she told me it was draped across her father-in-law's casket.

It is a piece of history that deserves respect.

The American flag received its 48th star in 1912 as Arizona was added to the union of states. For 47 years, Old Glory had 48 stars in six rows of eight.

The 49th and 50th stars were added to the flag in 1959 and 1960 after Alaska and Hawaii became states.

I'm asking our readers on Flag Day 2012: What should I do with a 48-star flag?

This story originally appeared on Pine-Richland Patch


mm June 15, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Do as my Aunt did with my grandfather's flag, she gave it to the cemetery and they do fly it.
JR June 15, 2012 at 07:48 PM
If it is still serviceable, it can be flown. If not, here is how to dispose of it. http://www.alleghenycounty.us/parks/spflag.aspx Also, you may offer it to the Boy Scout Council (412) 325-7922 to see if they might like it for the Flag Plaza @ 1275 Bedford Av Pittsburgh PA 15219
Steve Tichenor Ridgewood, NJ schools January 17, 2013 at 09:58 PM
Give it to a school system who has a memorial to for alumni who were served in WWI or WWII..or a Vet organzation who still has WWII vets

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