American Flag Display and Removal Policy

The Catholic Cemetery Association Inc. adheres to the following guidelines regarding the display, care and removal of the American flag:

  • The American flag may be displayed from May 1st through November 30th in front of or on a monument.

  • The American flag must be displayed in such a way as to ensure it is not desecrated in the process of display – not touch the ground or become soiled. If it becomes wet it must be dry before being stored.

  • If a flag becomes soiled or torn, it must be removed and properly disposed of (burned). This is the responsibility of cemetery personnel.

  • The American flag will never be treated as waste or debris by cemetery personnel. All remaining flags will be removed by November 30th by cemetery personnel and turned over to the Veterans Administration. If you wish to retain your flag, you must remove it prior to November 30th .

Effective November 2006

For more detailed information call one of Family Service Coordinators at 1.781.322.6300 or e-mail us at contactus@ccemetery.org

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