233 American flags retired from service
Local Boy Scouts and volunteers with the American Legion Post #2 disposed of unserviceable flags during a flag disposal event in downtown Forest Grove on Saturday, Sept. 29.
American Legion Post #2 adjutant Jim Craigg said 233 American flags were collected and "properly disposed of" — more than the 150 to 200 he said are typically turned in at the annual event.
The post collects flags year-round, allowing people to dispose of tattered, soiled or otherwise unusable American flags in a respectful and appropriate way. Craigg said flags can be placed in a slot by the front door or given to American Legion members to hold for later disposal.
The American Legion Post #2 is located at 2003 19th Ave. in Forest Grove.
By Mark Miller
Editor, Forest Grove News-Times
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