If your American flag is looking a little worse for wear and you are unsure of how to respectfully dispose of it, take advantage of the sixth annual flag recycling program now underway through Edmonds’ McDonald McGarry Insurance.
In honor of Flag Day (June 14) and the 4th of July, the agency is collecting old, worn flags. The flags will then be passed on to local Boy Scout troops for a flag retirement ceremony. This retires the flags respectfully, while the scouts have an opportunity to learn about proper flag handling.
McDonald McGarry is collecting American flags now to July 10 at the 630 Main Street office. The flags must be removed from any poles or attachments and completely dry. While this flag recycle program is free, McDonald McGarry will be accepting your generous donations to Edmonds Food Bank.
In addition, MetLife Auto & Home will provide a new flag pole to the first 15 folks who bring in an old flag.
The office will be open – and collecting flags – from 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Fridays. Call 425-774-3200 or email: [email protected] for more information.