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Newtown Delegation Collecting Tattered U.S. Flags

Posted on May 17, 2022


NEWTOWN — To pay tribute to the Flag Day holiday, State Reps. Mitch Bolinsky (R-106), Tony Scott (R-112), Raghib Allie-Brennan (D-2) and state Senator Tony Hwang (R-28) in cooperation with Newtown VFW Post #308 and Mighty Scout Troop #270 are helping Newtown residents dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed, and the lawmakers are offering this service free of charge, in conjunction with VFW Post #308.

On Sunday June 12th from 12:00pm-2:00pm, the legislators along with Newtown’s Mighty Scout Troop #270 will be doing an in-person collection at CH Booth Library, 25 Main Street.

The Newtown state legislative delegation will have two separate drop off locations. The drive will take place May 21 through June 13, just a little shy of Flag Day on June 14.

Drop off locations are:

  • CH Booth Library, 25 Main Street, Newtown
  • Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown 

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.

For additional information please call (800) 842-1423.