HARTFORD –State Representative Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford) will sponsor a collection for American flags that are no longer serviceable and need to be properly retired. Candelora encourages all town residents who have American flags that have become tattered, soiled, or otherwise unsuitable for proper display to drop their flag off for collection.
The flag collection will be held at the North Branford Vol. Fire Department headquarters on Route 80, on Sunday, June 8th from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.
Flags will be collected that day by the First Company Governor’s Horse Guards, a unit of the state’s organized militia under the Connecticut National Guard, for proper disposal at their headquarters in Avon.
Those dropping off American flags will have a chance to win a brand new flag for their home.
“As summer approaches, town residents will certainly be thinking about showing their patriotism by displaying the flag,” said Candelora. “Especially after September 11, 2001, more people are flying flags at their home than ever before. For those who have a flag that has gotten weathered, they cannot simply be discarded, and the U.S. Flag Code specifies that they must be properly retired. I hope town residents will take advantage of this opportunity to properly retire unserviceable flags while getting an opportunity to get a brand new one just before Memorial Day.”