Old Glory

Retire Your worn or faded "Old Glory"Flag_bin R.jpg

The "Retire Old Glory" bin is located in the Municipal Center next to the Township Office entrance, beneath the Veteran's Display Case. For more information, visit their website, www.retireyouroldglory.com 

Cranberry Township was the first municipality to welcome the new project. The bin was placed by the Board of Supervisors in April 2011, in the Municipal Center, where it is readily available to residents. All American flags, respectfully known as Old Glory, should be retired in a dignified and respectful manner when they are no longer a fitting emblem for display and replaced with a new flag, as outlined in the United States Code Title 4 Chapter 1-The Flag.

Individuals, companies, or municipalities interested in participating in the project, may contact Old Glory organizers, retireoldglory@gmail.com

US-Flag.jpgFlag Etiquette
The federal flag code says the universal custom is to display the U.S. flag from sunrise to sunset on buildings and stationary flagstaffs in the open, but when a patriotic effect is desired the flag may be displayed 24-hours a day if properly illuminated during the hours of darkness. Also, the U.S. flag should not be displayed when the weather is inclement, except when an all-weather flag is displayed. On Memorial Day, the flag is flown at half-staff until noon and then raised.

  • Do not let the flag touch the ground.
  • Over a Street Union (stars) face north or east depending on the direction of the street.
  • Do not fly flag upside down unless there is an emergency.
  • Do not carry the flag flat, or carry things in it.
  • Do not use the flag as clothing.
  • Do not store the flag where it can get dirty.
  • Do not use it as a cover.
  • Do not fasten it or tie it back. Always allow it to fall free.
  • Do not draw on, or otherwise mark the flag.

Source: Veterans of Foreign Wars