Flag disposal goes unlimited

Local residents wanting to dispose of a U.S. flag properly will now have an around-the-clock option to do so.

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A new U.S. flag retirement drop box is available in the parking lot of the American Legion Harold Kerr Post 173 at 120 Colton Ave. for anyone wishing to properly dispose of tattered or damaged U.S. flags. (EXAMINER PHOTO | REUBEN MEES)

Members of the American Legion Harold Kerr Post 173 dedicated a new drop box in the parking lot of the 120 Colton Ave. post on Monday evening.

The idea of a drop box, which resembles a mail box adorned with patriotic graphics, first came up a couple of years ago, Russ Strayer, past commander and member of the local color guard, said.

The legion’s board of directors originally set aside $200 to buy an old mailbox, which they planned to retrofit for their purposes but they could not find one for sale.

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