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Retire a Flag

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by RicInOR, Nov 11, 2013.

  1. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Hillsboro/Beaverton area -

    Anyone able to tell me where I can retire a flag? My old one is faded and needs a proper retirement.
    I stopped by the Aloha Legion hall on Saturday, but no one was there. Given the weekend they may
    have been to show respect at one of the local cemeteries or monuments. But does the Legion even take
    flags?

    Thanks,
     
  2. Kevinkris

    Kevinkris Aloha Well-Known Member

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    this should save you a lot of time and effort.

    [video=youtube;WxvO5wgFEQs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxvO5wgFEQs[/video]
     
  3. fuhr52

    fuhr52 Lane County. Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The VFW here locally retires flags. Check the VFW in your area.
     
  4. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Yes American Legion accepts flags all year, then I believe on flag day or Memorial day they do a proper disposal
     
  5. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    Also check your local boy scout troop, BSA scouts need to do a retirement ceremony for advancement.
     
  6. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Thank you - I'll stop by the legion hall later this week.
     
  7. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    The Salem Elks Club has a drop box set up for flag disposal so a flag can be dropped off 24 hours a day. You might also ask you local Elks club. After all FLAG DAY June 17th exists because of the push by the Elks.
     
  8. Cheesemaker

    Cheesemaker Tillamook Active Member

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    I would take care of your own. There has to be a young family member that you can take an give a teachable moment to.