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How do I get rid of an American flag?

There are two locations where you can place your retired flag.  
One mailbox is located at the Municipal Building, 2090 Greenwood Ave.  The box can be found at the side entrance to the left if you are facing the building.  The other mailbox is located in Veteran's Park in front of the Public Works Maintenance Building.  The building is situated near the Kuser Road entrance to the park.
Once a year the Mercer County Division of Veteran Services partners with local veterans from American Legion Post 31 and the Hamilton Township Patriotic Committee to hold the "flag retirement" ceremony. The official decommissioning ceremony is usually held in June. 

American flags that are tattered, soiled or otherwise "unfit for display" will be burned in a dignified manor in a pit in the ground during the ceremony.
Updated 9/25/2017 1:20 PM
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