When an American flag becomes worn, faded, torn or soiled, it should be retired and replaced with a new flag. There are several ways to respectfully dispose of the American flag without showing disgrace. The most common method is burning the torn or tattered flag in a special ceremony. If you are unable to commit to a special ceremony, the Nantucket American Legion Hall located at 21 Washington Street in town, has a special white depository station to the left of the building. They will honorably take care of your retired flag.