State Flag to Get Retirement Procedures

(Columbus, OH) State lawmakers are working on a bill with procedures to properly retire the Ohio flag. 

The bill would follow procedures similar to retiring the U.S. flag. The idea came from a Boy Scout pursuing Eagle Scout rank who noted that Ohio didn’t have a similar system for the state flag. 

So his state representative, Norwalk Republican Dick Stein, proposed the legislation which would require dividing up the flag, reciting a preamble and pledge, and then burning the pieces. 

The pennant-shaped Ohio flag is the only state flag nationwide not a rectangle. The Ohio House has passed the bill and now moves on to the state senate.

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