Believe it or not the 4th of July is looming and for many it’s time to get out Old Glory and celebrate the country’s birth by letting those star spangled banners wave in the wind.
However if your red, white and blue has faded to pink, beige and teal, suffered a tear or two, or just seems to give off a bit of a tired look it’s likely time to replace it with a newer version.
But what’s to be done with the old one?
Well, tossing it in the trash is not the advised route of disposal and the American Legion has established a set of rituals to show proper respect for the banner.
So where does one take these once proud displays for proper disposition?
The Newaygo County Administration Building in White Cloud now has an official U.S. Flag Disposal Box where old Old Glories that have aged out of duty can be collected and given an appropriate and respectful conclusion ceremony.
The box is available free of charge to all during regular business hours.