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Bristol delegation encouraging residents to take part in flag collection drive

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 or For Henri Martin call (800) 842-1421 or email at