If either of these situations has attacked your flag it just might be time to purchase a new flag. Many local stores carry them in stock at competitive prices. Just be sure to buy one that was Made in America.
This brings us to the next step, what do you do with the old flag?
Well, the Bay Village American Legion Post #385 has your answer. As a part of their Flag Day celebration, they are collecting old, torn and faded flags at their Post home, 695 Cahoon Road, just north of the White Oaks Restaurant. They have a big, red, white and blue box next to their front door to receive your old flag.
Later in the year, the Legion will conduct a retirement ceremony, where the flags are retired with full military honors.
Please drop your old flag before you forget about it. The Post collects flags all year long and has at least two retirements per year.
Submitted by Jim Potter – Past Commander, Bay Village American Legion Post #385