Morrison Legion Post adds flag dropbox

American Legion Post 328 in Morrison, Ill., has installed a flag dropbox for retired U.S. flags. Submitted photo

MORRISON, Ill. — American Legion Post 328 in Morrison has installed a flag dropbox for U.S. flags that have served their useful purpose.

This includes tattered, faded, ripped or torn flags. Collected flags will be burned during Post 328's annual U.S. Flag Retirement Ceremony held each September.

The flag dropbox is a sturdy steel powder-coated box with a trap type drop door that was purchased with donated money from funeral honors services performed by Post 328. Donations bequeathed by the deceased veterans' families are utilized to support uniform maintenance and upkeep and for such appropriate items as a flag dropbox.

Additionally, Post 328 sells U.S. Flags for $20. To purchase a flag, contact Commander Terry Jones at (815) 499-6288 or Sergeant-at-Arms Jerry Brearton at (717) 814-8844. Assistance in installing or displaying a flag is available as well.

Other flags, such as POW/MIA and Illinois, that are retired also can be deposited.