Lower the colors or unfold the flag.
Tear off stripes one at a time, (we had to cut) saying one statement with each stripe.
Our flag has been used so much, that it is no longer a fitting emblem to display, so we are respectfully burning it.
FIRST STRIPE: The 13 stripes stand for the original 13 colonies which are; Massachusetts, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Delaware,Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and New Jersey.
SECOND STRIPE: The white stands for purity
THIRD STRIPE: The red stands for courage
FOURTH STRIPE: "Give me liberty or give me death"
FIFTH STRIPE: "One if by land, two if the sea"
SIXTH STRIPE: We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide fir the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America.
SEVENTH STRIPE: We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created qual. They are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights. Among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
EIGHTH STRIPE; Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.
NINTH STRIPE; Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech or press.
TENTH STRIPE; "Four score and seven years ago, our fathers brought forth to this continent a new nation."
ELEVENTH STRIPE; The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.
TWELFTH STRIPE; "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country."
THIRTEENTH STRIPE; "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Each state is being represented by a star on a field of blue, which signifies a new constellation being formed.
As we place it in the fire, let it burn brightly and remind us how truly our flag represents our country.
Will you please join us in saying the Pledge of Allegiance and sing The Star Spangled Banner and then Taps.