Veterans Group to Collect Used Flags on June 28 for Proper Disposal

Flag of the United States of America

Have a worn or damaged American flag? Don’t know how to dispose of it properly? The military veterans of St. Charles County Government are here to help.

The County’s Veterans Best Practices Working Group will host a used flag collection for the public from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 28. Veteran employees will be stationed at a drive-by collection site at the corner of Monroe and Second Streets in St. Charles, between the County Administration and Corrections buildings. The flags collected will be properly disposed of at a ceremony later this year. 

“The flag is deeply meaningful to all our veterans,” said Dennis Wiss, Chair of the Veterans Best Practices Working Group. “We are proud and honored to provide this convenient opportunity for the public.”

The Veterans Best Practices Working Group was established in 2014 after passage of an ordinance by the County Council. The group exists to “foster an employment-friendly environment for those who have served in the armed forces of the United States,” to encourage businesses in the community to develop veteran-friendly employment practices, and to inform veterans seeking employment of opportunities and benefits with County Government.

For more information, contact Dennis Wiss at 636-949-7900, ext. 1893, or dwiss@sccmo.org.