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Town Erects Disposal Site for Tattered, Torn American Flags

Mailbox that will be used to collect flags. Credit: Town of Fairfield
Mailbox that will be used to collect flags. Credit: Town of Fairfield

A mailbox ready to receive tattered and torn American flags for disposal has been set up in Fairfield.

The mailbox will be placed in the lobby of Old Town Hall, 611 Old Post Road, starting Monday, Jan. 27, and will be marked with the Town’s 375th anniversary logo on the side. 

Flags can be deposited in the mailbox during business hours. They will be picked up weekly by Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) members who will deliver the flags to Lt. Owen Fish Memorial Post 143 on Stratfield Road, according to Betty Oderwald, DAR member.

The proper way to dispose of faded, torn, and shabby flags is through burning.  Post 143 performs this service for the community.

“The members of the DAR are happy to collaborate with the Veterans in Town to provide this service,” said Oderwald. “Thank you to First Selectman Michael Tetreau, Ed McCourt, Fairfield Public Works, and Amy Mezoff, member of the Town’s 375th Anniversary Committee, for all their help in providing this opportunity for everyone to show respect and honor for the American Flag.”

Igor January 23, 2014 at 02:17 PM
Has Mike found of way of taxing this also?
Chuck E. Arla January 24, 2014 at 07:46 AM
The flag retirement ceremony has been a staple for Cub and Boy Scout groups for years .....especially impressive when held down at the beach.

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