U.S. Flag Disposal

United States flag that are too tattered, torn or faded for display, are ready to be retired. According to Section 8k of the Flag Code, “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.”

If your U.S. flag is no longer serviceable and is ready for disposal, it may be dropped off at Post 281, and we will see that it is included in our next scheduled flag disposal ceremony. And please remember that Post 281 has new flags available for a very fair price.

 Post 281 Flag Dropoff Box


Post 281 installed a flag dropoff box in front of the Post, at the corner or Chews Landing and Lower Landing Rds. in the Chews Landing section of Gloucester Twp. Flags may be dropped off in the flag drop box by township residents at any time and they will be included in the next regular scheduled flag disposal ceremony.


Our next Scheduled Flag Disposal Ceremony will be Wednesday June 15, 2016 at 7:00pm in the rear of our building. Please come out and our extordinary ceremony where we will retire unservicable U.S. Flags 


As a symbol of our nation, United States flags that are too worn for display are to be disposed of with proper ceremony. A recent disposal ceremony included members of Post 281 and area Cub Scout and Boy Scout troops. Flags that have been turned in and collected for disposal are draped over a frame in a cleared area.


Burning unserviceable flags is the preferred method of disposal, based on the Flag Code. Members of Post 281 and the Chews Landing Fire Department help supervise the disposal ceremony.






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