Steps on Burying the American Flag (acc. to American Disposal Services)


One.
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To bury the flag,
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begin by finding a dignified wooden box.
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It should be of good quality and construction,
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not any run-of-the-mill shoebox.
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Take yourself to a craft store.
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Find something of artisanal craftsmanship and a sturdy design.
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Two.
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One of America’s largest flag manufacturing companies, CF Flag,
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reports, in 2005, that half of their red, white, and blue products
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are produced by the hands of Mexican workers.
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Three.
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This box will serve as the flag’s vessel as it is interred into the ground.
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Four.
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Eight miles from the US border
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the bodies of 500 women have been found disposed of
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in the desert of Juárez, Mexico.
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Many disassembled completely,
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resembling plastic parts in a factory.
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Five.
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Fold the flag correctly and respectfully.
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Place it in the box, and then bury it in the ground.
01:04
Six.
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Eight of Mexico’s 17 largest corporations
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are US owned,
01:10
60% of the workers being women and young girls.
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Most of the attacks are reported to occur on the victim’s trip home from work.
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US representatives claim this is not a United States issue.
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Seven.
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You may even consider giving your flag a short funeral,
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give a speech on the importance of the flag,
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and then stand at attention as the flag is lowered into the ground.
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Nine.
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Claudia Yvette González’s body
01:41
was recognized only by a white blouse attached to a skeleton.
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Several girls are yet to be found.
01:48
Ten.
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Observe a moment of silence as the flag is buried.
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You may even choose to mark the burial location
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with a small, patriotic marker.
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Eleven.
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Do you look at the rows of flags ever,
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and see only an assembly line?
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Thank you.
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(cheers and applause)

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