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Thursday, 05 May 2016 20:57

Menifee To Start U.S. Flag Retiring Program Featured

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Have you ever wondered what to do with a worn out American flag? According to the U.S. Flag Code, a flag that is worn or tattered beyond repair should be burned in a dignified manor. However, this is not possible for many residents who live in large, densely populated cites like Menifee.

The City of Menifee is simplifying the process for residents to dispose of worn out U.S. flags by partnering with Oasis Veteran's Club to create a U.S. Flag Retiring Program. 

The Oasis Veteran's club has organized the program and raised funds to purchase six metal drop boxes. The red boxes have a sign on the front with a logo identifying them as a U.S. Flag Drop Box to retire American flags. 

The drop boxes will be located at Menifee City Hall, the Senior Center and at each of the five fire stations located in the city. Menifee residents are invited and encouraged to bring worn, tattered flags and leave them in the drop boxes. From there, our local veterans will take care of disposing them in the proper manner according to the U.S. Flag code. 

"Many citizens are uncertain about what to do with their worn out flags," said Menifee Mayor Scott Mann. "The U.S. Flag Retiring Program invites Menifee residents to drop off their worn and tattered flags and feel assured that they will be properly cared for by a United States Armed Forces Veteran. The City is grateful for the partnership with the Oasis Veterans Club and thanks the retired servicemen and women for their continued service of honoring our country's flag and what it represents." 

Flag retirement drop boxes will be available for use in early April. For additional information and a list of drop box locations, visit www.cityofmenifee.us or call (951) 672-6777.

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