American Legion Post 284 installs collection bin for worn U.S. Flags

American Legion Post 284 in Colonial Heights has installed a bin to collect old and tattered U.S. flags for proper disposal.  U.S. Code 36, Chapter 10, Section 176(k) states: “The flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.” Since 1937, the American Legion has encouraged Posts to conduct a dignified public flag disposal ceremony.  Post 284, along with its sponsored Boy Scout Troop, conducts one every June.  The community is invited to attend this event.    

The flag disposal bin is located in the parking lot across from the Post Home at 505 Springdale Ave. in Colonial Heights.  For the community use.

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