By Justin Udo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – National Flag Week began Sunday and at the Betsy Ross House they kicked things off with a flag retirement ceremony. The ceremony served as a reminder on just how to handle Old Glory when it shouldn’t be used anymore.

A Boy Scout troop from Montgomery County led the flag retirement ceremony.

“Are the flags presented to us in such a condition that they are no longer a fitting emblem for display?” this boy scout said.

The Scouts inspected the flags to make sure they were appropriate for retirement. They then cut and burned the flag’s remains.

The Betsy Ross House is hosting a flag retirement ceremony as well, as flag-related activities every day this week, culminating with a Stars and Stripes celebration on Saturday.

“We turn our court yard into a turn of the century celebration. It’s a lot of Fun,” said Lisa Moulder, who is the director of the Betsy Ross House.

For a full list of events going on this week at the Betsy Ross house, CLICK HERE.

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