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Trumbull Legislators Sponsor Retired Flag Collection

Posted on May 7, 2021


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TRUMBULL- With Flag Day a little more than a month away, it is the perfect time to properly retire your worn, faded and tattered American flags as you prepare to put on fresh new displays of the Stars and Stripes. State Reps. David Rutigliano (R-123), Laura Devlin(R-134) and Ben McGorty (R-122) in cooperation with the Trumbull American Legion Post #141 are encouraging Trumbull residents to dispose of their worn American flags in a dignified and respectful way.

The three lawmakers have made the flag collection an annual tradition for the last five years to commemorate Flag Day.

The Trumbull legislators have provided two locations that residents can drop off their worn American flags for proper ceremonial disposal according to the U.S. Flag Code plus an additional day to drop flags off to the State Representatives.  Drop-off locations will receive flags from May 10th – June 11th.

The drop-off locations are:

  • Trumbull Town Hall, 5866 Main Street, Trumbull
  • Trumbull Police Department, 158 Edison Road, Trumbull

Additionally, the Trumbull lawmakers will host a drive-by flag collection for your worn and tattered flags at the Middlebrook Elementary School on 220 Middlebrooks Avenue in Trumbull on Saturday June 12th from 9:00am-11:00am.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress passing a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed. The collected flags will be given to the American Legion Post #141 for proper retirement during a ceremony on June 14.

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of the Second Continental Congress passing a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white,” and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” by officially establishing June 14 as Flag Day.

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