Wapello County Republicans To Offer Flag Disposal

The U.S. flag is at half-mast at Atterbury circle at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 11, 2012, during the memorial for Army Capt. Wilfred "Fred" Toczko before his burial at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Toczko, a World War II veteran and survivor of the Japanese attack on Hickam Army Airfield, died earlier in the month at his home in Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth/Released)

There are specific regulations for disposal of old or damaged U.S. flags, and the Wapello County Republicans are willing to help.

According to a press release from the Wapello County Republicans, they are willing and able to properly dispose of U.S. flags that are tattered or otherwise in need of proper disposal. 2020 marks the 18th year that they have provided this service to the community. With Memorial Day approaching, some may need to obtain a new flag and respectfully dispose of tattered or torn banners of the Land of the Free.

Anyone in need of proper disposal of a torn or tattered United States flag can bring them to the 2020 Ottumwa Republican Office, located at 625 Pennsylvania Avenue in Ottumwa (located next to Quiznos) on Saturday May 16, 2020, any time between 8:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Those who do will receive a coupon for O’Hara Hardware to replace their flag. Their name will also be entered into a drawing to receive an Iowan flag that has been flown over the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines.

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