We had a couple of American flags in the garage that were faded and tattered, but I knew you weren't supposed to throw them out. I looked it up online and found that the VFW will properly dispose of them for you. I brought them over to the local Hall which consisted of a bar with elderly couples seated around it, drinking Budweisers, chatting cheerfully. They were really grateful that I had the sense to bring in the flags rather then trashing them and when I bought them a round of beers, they were happier still.
I tipped my sweat-stained LSU cap to them, said, "Thank you, boys" and left.