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Does the flag have to be destroyed if it touches the ground?

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General Flag Etiquette
Question: 
Does the flag have to be destroyed if it touches the ground?
Answer: 

Care should be exercised in the handling of the flag, to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged. However, you are not required to destroy the flag if it touches the ground. As long as the flag remains suitable for display, even if washing or dry-cleaning (which is an acceptable practice) is required, the flag may continue to be displayed.

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