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Rep. Petit and Sen. Martin to Collect Weathered Flags for Proper Retirement

Posted on May 26, 2022


PLAINVILLE – State Representative William A. Petit Jr. (R-22) and State Senator Henri Martin (R-31) are encouraging area 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 within the 22nd House District.

Collection Sites:

Plainville Public Library, 56 E. Main Street
Plainville Municipal Center, 1 Central Square

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 Rep. Petit at (800) 842-1423 or by email at For Sen. Martin call (800) 842-1421 or email at