A flag collection is being taken up by local lawmakers and area veterans organizations. Brookfield Representative David Scribner says the community service project promotes importance of the proper display of American flags.
According to U.S. Flag Code, when an American flag is so tattered that can no longer serve as a symbol of the United States it should be destroyed in a dignified manner. Worn American flags no longer in service must be properly retired in a dignified and respectful way.
Veteran groups and area lawmakers are hosting flag collections as a community service for the region. The collection time between Memorial Day and Flag Day, June 14th, is not a coincidence. Scribner says this is when people are most likely to display their flags.
The collections are being done in cooperation with VFW Newtown Post #308, the Joseph W. Tarrent, Jr. Memorial and American Legion Post #100, American Legion Post #60 and the Danbury Council of Veterans.
The drop off locations are:
100 Pocono Road, Brookfield.
CJH Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel
Redding Town Hall, 100 Hill Road, Redding
Mark Twain Library, 439 Redding Road, Redding
Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown
Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown
Danbury City Hall, located at 155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury
Danbury War Memorial, located at 1 Memorial Drive, Danbury
Residents may also drop flags off at the VFW Post # 308 on Tinkerfield Road. Flags can be dropped off in any condition throughout the year.