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Reps. Pavalock-D’Amato, Betts and Sen. Martin to Collect Weathered Flags for Proper Retirement

Posted on May 26, 2022


BRISTOL – State Representatives Cara Pavalock-D’Amato (R-77), Whit Betts (R-78) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are encouraging residents to ‘Retire Your Worn American Flags’ for a proper retirement. Flags will be collected beginning Tuesday, May 31st through Friday, June 10th at two drop off locations in Bristol.

Collection Sites:
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