NACo and CSAC Partner to Deliver Flag Retirement Boxes to All California Counties
January 7, 2021
The National Association of Counties (NACo) and CSAC have partnered to provide all California counties with a free flag retirement collection box to place in your county. NACo and CSAC are honored to join forces to help ensure that our nation’s banner receives a proper retirement. The custom boxes began shipping to counties at the end of December.
NACo and CSAC are providing these receptacles as a centralized location for county residents to deposit flags that are ready for retirement. When an American flag becomes worn out or torn, the U.S. Flag Code outlines the etiquette for respectfully retiring that flag.
“The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem of display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning,” says section K of the U.S. Flag Code.
Counties can work with community partners such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, veterans groups, librarians and sheriffs’ departments to collect flags and carry out retirement ceremonies in accordance with the U.S. Flag Code.
To learn more about launching a flag retirement program in your county, visit www.naco.org/flag.
The U.S. Flag Retirement Program is just one of the many ways NACo helps to build stronger counties and a stronger America. To learn about making the most of NACo membership, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.naco.org.