"Giggs" wondered what an actual Flag Burning Ceremony was. There are actually many rules about flying an American Flag. Once a flag becomes tattered it should not be just thrown in the garbage. You can give your flag to an organization to have it disposed of properly and respectfully. I know some Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Veteren's groups conduct the ceremony. The following is a description of a ceremony. They seem to vary a little, but are always conducted in a series manner. Several of our neighbors were in the armed services of the US and many of us have family currently serving too. It's a bittersweet service, a time for reflection.