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, 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.
Readers, what are your opinions? Do you have any ideas for Cindy? Share them in the comments below.
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