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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Multi-Agency Partnership Provides Flag Retirement Receptacle for Citizens

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RUSTBURG, VA - The National Association of Counties (NACo), the Virginia Association of Counties (VACo), Campbell County and Boy Scout Troop 48 are pleased to provide citizens with a free flag retirement receptacle to ensure that our nation's banner receives a proper disposal when worn.
 
NACo and VACo provided these receptacles as a centralized location for county residents to deposit flags that are ready for retirement. When an American flag becomes worn out or torn, the U.S. Flag Code outlines the etiquette for respectfully retiring that flag.
 
“The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” states section K of the U.S. Flag Code.

The receptacle is located at the Citizen Services Building, (85 Carden Lane, Rustburg), adjacent to the Commissioner of the Revenue and Treasurer's Offices, respectively. 

Commissioner of the Revenue, Calvin Massie, Jr. has agreed to help monitor its contents, and staff will coordinate with Boy Scout Troop 48 (Timberlake), so resident flags may be disposed of with respect.


"We are pleased to offer space for the NACo and VACo provided retirement box, notes Sherry F. Harding, Director of Public and Employee Relations/Public Information Officer.  provide these flag retirement boxes.

"Helping residents properly dispose of worn U.S. flags is not only consistent with our commitment to public service and our community, but also aligns with our core values, which includes collaboration, respect and stewardship."

For more information on NACo's Flag Retirement program, please visit www.NACO.org.


The National Association of Counties (NACo) strengthens America’s counties, including nearly 40,000 county elected officials and 3.6 million county employees. Founded in 1935, NACo unites county officials to advocate for county government priorities in federal policymaking; promote exemplary county policies and practices; nurture leadership skills and expand knowledge networks; optimize county and taxpayer resources and cost savings; and enrich the public’s understanding of county government. www.naco.org