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The Flag Code states that when a flag is no longer suitable for display, it is to be 'destroyed in a dignified way.'

COURTESY PHOTO - The Forest Grove American Legion collects worn, torn, unusable flags year-round for proper disposal at a fall event, scheduled this year for Saturday, Oct. 5.The American Legion Post 2 in Forest Grove is once again offering its fall flag disposal service.

The Legion is holding an event to collect flags for proper disposal on Saturday, Oct. 5. Beginning at 9 a.m., volunteers — including members of local Scout troops — will accept "unserviceable, tattered, faded or worn" flags.

The United States Flag Code states that when a U.S. flag is no longer in good enough condition to be "a fitting emblem for display," the banner "should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning."

As usual, the disposal site will be the city parking lot across Ash Street from the Forest Grove Fire & Rescue station in downtown Forest Grove. Flags may be brought to the parking lot for the American Legion and Scouts to dispose of them.

The American Legion also collects unserviceable flags year-round at its nearby Legion Hall, located at 2003 21st Ave. near the west entrance to the Pacific University campus in downtown Forest Grove. Those flags will be disposed of during the event.

For more information, contact post adjutant Jim Craigg at 503-357-3660.


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