To celebrate Flag Day on June 14, the Prince William County landfills will be offering special collection bins to retire old and worn out American flags.
According to a release, the Prince William Landfill and the Balls Ford Road Compost Facility will have the special bins.
More on Flag Day, from a release:
June 14 is Flag Day in the United States. It celebrates the adoption of the United States flag by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777. This officially replaced the British symbols of the Grand Union flag with a new design featuring 13 white stars in a circle on a field of blue and 13 red and white stripes – one for each state. The United States Army also celebrates its 1775 birth on June 14.
“In commemoration of Flag Day, and just in time to celebrate Independence Day with style, take a good look at your current flag. If the American Flag flying at your home or business is faded, torn, tattered or frayed, then it should be replaced and no longer displayed,” stated a release.
Area Boy Scouts and organizations like the VFW and American Legion will be working with the Prince William County Solid Waste Division to properly retire the collected flags.
“Please do not throw our flag in the trash. Fold it neatly and bring it to one of the Flag Collection Centers during the facilities’ normal operating hours,” said Occoquan District Scout Master David Byrne.
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