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Commemorate Flag Day by Properly Disposing of Worn-out Flags

us-flagIn honor of Flag Day, which commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777, State Delegate Kipke will be collecting American flags that are too worn to be properly displayed.

Federal law stipulates many aspects of flag etiquette. The section of law dealing with American Flag etiquette is generally referred to as the Flag Code. Often people ask the proper way to dispose of a flag when it is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country. To answer this question, the flag should be destroyed by a patriotic burning in a dignified manner. We are fortunate that our local American Legion Post 277 is honored to assist anyone who needs to dispose of a flag.

If you would like to properly dispose of your flag, you may drop it off to the American Legion, Post 277 located at 7376 Carbide Road in Riviera Beach, Pasadena. To contact the American Legion, call (410) 360-0880.

For more information, call (410) 439-1330.

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