Disposing of the flag


The Star Tribune had an interesting story today about the theft of flowers from cemeteries; often, it seems, the family of one deceased rips off the flowers to put them on the grave of another deceased. Sweet.

But what caught my attention was the caption that the Star Tribune wrote for the front-page photo:

Stolen flowers is one problem at cemeteries. Another is excessive clutter. On Wednesday, manager Dan Kantar of Mound Cemetery in Brooklyn Center made the rounds, picking up leftover garbage.

Let’s take a closer look at that garbage …


The U.S. flag code might disagree with the caption writer, not to mention the method of disposal. The flag is never considered garbage.