Posted on May 27, 2022
BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78), and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are helping residents retire their worn or frayed U.S. flags in a dignified and respectful way.
The Bristol state legislative delegation will have two separate drop-off locations in Bristol for flags that are no longer in a condition to be displayed. The collection drive will take place from May 31 through June 10, concluding before Flag Day on June 14, and all flags will be retired during a ceremony.
Drop off locations are:
Bristol Public Library, 5 High Street
Bristol Mayor’s Office, 150 Main Street
The U.S. Flag Code specifies that the flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning. All flags collected during this time will be brought to a local veteran’s organization for a proper retirement ceremony.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato and Betts via phone at (800) 842-1423 or by email at Cara.Pavalock@housegop.ct.gov or Whit.Betts@housegop.ct.gov. For Henri Martin call (800) 842-1421 or email at Henri.Martin@cga.ct.gov.