Mackenzie Parker with American Heritage Girls MO3130 earned her Flag Retirement Merit Badge at the museum today. 

The honor guard brought in the flag to be retired and it was replaced with a new flag.  Mackenzie also demonstrated and explained the 13 folds of the flag.  

Mackenzie demonstrated how to retire a large flag.  In the case of a large flag, it can be cut up into smaller sections.  

After burning the flag(s), the ashes were buried in a special flag grave. 

At the grounds of the museum, we have a flag collection box, burn pit, and flag grave.  You are welcome to drop off flags to be retired. 

Congratulations Mckenzie.


Please contact the St. Charles County Veterans Museum Oral History project at or call 636-294-2657 for more information and lets’ talk. We want to hear from you because we know…Every Veteran has a story.