Eagle Scout Works With CCSD, Establishes U.S. Flag Retirement Service in Elk Grove

Eagle Scout Vaughn Fraley. | 

January 30, 2018 |

With the assistance of the Cosumnes Community Services District, an Elk Grove Eagle Scout has established a U.S. Flag retirement program.

Unbeknownst to most people, there is a protocol for the respectful retirement of U.S. Flags. It twas in this void that Vaugh Fraley, 16, devised a way to address this for Elk Grove residents.

For Fraley to earn scouting’s highest rank – Eagle – he spent about three months planning and executing a project that would benefit the community at large. Fraley installed U.S. Flag retirement boxes at two Cosumnes Community Services District (CSD) locations - the Pavilion in Elk Grove Regional Park (9950 Elk Grove-Florin Road) and the Laguna Town Hall (3020 Renwick Avenue).

The U.S. Flag code states that, “the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” 

“I chose this project because while my troop is volunteering in the community, citizens often ask where they can retire their worn flags,” Fraley said. "It is also important to me, as an American, that we respect the symbols that represent our nation.” 

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