Okay, so, way OT, but again, it's May. Deal.
My U.S. Flag is a tattered mess. I get very high winds outside my house, and my flag hangs 24/7 (except on game days, which I trade it up for my Michigan flag). I have ordered a new, really high quality US made flag for high wind areas, which should be here in about a week. In the mean time, I need to conduct a Flag Retirement.
When I have talked to my neighbors, and much of my family, they have been very dismissive of the whole idea, suggesting I should just continue to fly the tattered one, or just throw it in the garbage, which is deeply bothersome to me. Furthermore, most of my neighbors don't even FLY a flag.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I might hold a flag retirement which will A: Not make them think I'm crazy, and B: Maybe encourage a few of them to respect the flag a little bit more? My current plan is to lay out bricks to form an enclosure, light coals in there, and drape the flag over to the star spangled banner. This will be followed by burgers and dogs for the wife and I. Shall I invite others?
Edit: The burgers and dogs will NOT be cooked over the same coals.