Local library can help with proper disposal of old flags

Jenny Young, Ed Robson Library

The American flag is a symbol of our freedom. We see this great flag, flying high, all around our community and we take pride in displaying it. Most of us know the flag should be handled in a respectful manner and that there is proper etiquette for handling the flag, such as keeping it away from the ground and displaying a clean, untorn flag. But what do you do with a worn-out, tattered flag? Flag etiquette tells us to cut the blue section off of the flag and then burn it in a retirement ceremony. That’s not always feasible for all of us, but now you have another option.

Bring your old flags to the Ed Robson Library, 9330 E. Riggs Road, Sun Lakes, AZ 85248, for proper, dignified disposal of the American flag. The library is open Monday – Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., and Friday – Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Visit http://mcldaz.org/ for more library details. For more information about flag etiquette, go to http://www.nationalflagfoundation.org.