The Huntington Republican Committee is inviting town residents to bring their retired American flags to the Huntington GOP office, located at 690 New York Avenue in Huntington. Flags will be collected from May 15 to July 1.
Flags that have been worn-out, frayed, torn or soiled can be placed in a dropoff bin at the Huntington GOP office, where it will be properly retired. According to the U.S. Flag Code, when the flag is “in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display,” it is recommended that the flag be “destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”
With Memorial Day, Flag Day and July 4th approaching, many are proudly displaying their flags and, in many cases, replacing their old flags. It’s an ideal time of the year to collect and properly retire any worn flags.
“We encourage residents to drop off their American flags that can no longer be considered fit for display,” said Tom McNally, Chairman, Huntington Republican Committee. “We will personally see to it that these flags will be retired in a proper and respectful manner.”
For more information, visit www.huntingtongop.org.