Thursday, May 25, 2023

American Legion Post 1392 of Indian Lake offers to retire worn, unusable American flags

American flag

The American Legion Post 1392 of Indian Lake, NY is seeking the public’s participation in respectfully disposing of worn, torn, and unusable American flags.  American Legion Post 1392, Commander Ken Cannan said it has recently come to their attention that American flags were sent to transfer/dump stations in order to dispose of them.

“Post 1392 would like to receive your flags and take proper care of them,” American Legion Post 1392, Commander Ken Cannan  said. “Disposal of the American flag is a sacred tradition. The American Legion Code states, ‘When a flag has served its useful purpose, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning.'”
American flags may be dropped off to American Legion Post 1392 located at 1392 Main Street in Indian Lake, NY. American Legion Post 1392 is situated next door to the Health Center, behind the Town Offices, and behind the Town Library. Folks may also opt to drop American flags off to an American Legion Post situated near their communities, as other American Legion Posts are also offering this service.
“You can’t miss it; we display our American flag proudly!” Cannan  said.
The American Legion Post 1392 wished to issue a reminder that this year’s Flag Day is scheduled for June 14, adding they hope to see many people display their American flags at their homes.
Photo at top: Wikimedia Commons photo.

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3 Responses

  1. Pat Boomhower says:

    Our local VFW Post has a repurposed USPS mailbox painted red for dropping flags off.

    • Marti Evanoff says:

      Thanks Pat, we are in the process of acquiring one at Post 1392 as well.
      Appreciate your feedback!

  2. Jean Guy Dugas says:

    hello, my uncle Gerard Arsenault was a member of Indian Lake NY legion until he passed in 1982. pictures are available, my family have some buy not to many he married Betty Philo.

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