On Saturday, June 13, State Rep. Marilyn Giuliano will sponsor two collections for used American flags that are no longer serviceable and need to be properly retired.
One will be at the Acton Library in Old Saybrook beginning at 10:00 a.m. and another across the Connecticut River at the Old Lyme Fire station beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Rep. Giuliano said, “Residents who have American flags that have become tattered, soiled, or otherwise unsuitable for display are encouraged to drop their flag off for collection.”
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.
“Especially around Flag Day, which is June 14, people think about displaying the flag,” said Rep. Giuliano. “For those who have a flag that is no longer usable, 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 old flags.”