A Question about Flag Grommets
Cindy sent in this question:
I would like to make a key chain or slide for the boys in our troop who participated in a recent flag retirement ceremony from the grommets that were left after the flags were burned. Has anyone done anything to preserve / recycle or create anything from the grommets. I think it would be a nice way to remember this meaningful ceremony.?? Thanks.
I have heard of many things which are done with the grommets from a flag retirement ceremony, but never making a key chain. Some of the opinions I have received on what to do with the grommets include:
- Bury them with the ashes.
- Polish them and give them to veterans or the person who donated the flag.
- Give them to the Scouts who performed the ceremony.
- Frame them as a memento.
- They aren’t really part of the flag so don’t do anything special with them.
More Resources and Ideas
This is a simple and respectful way to retire a US flag which is too worn for service.
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