Flag Retirement Service
Flag Retirement Service:
Each June, the American Legion Blue Ridge Post #164 hosts an annual ceremony for the Disposal of Unserviceable American Flags at the Post Home at 450 Willow Grove Street, Hackettstown, NJ.
The Ceremony for Disposal of Unserviceable Flags has been an integral part of American Legion ritual since 1937.
Each year thousands of flags are collected at the Post. These Flags and those displayed on the graves of veterans when faded, torn or otherwise unserviceable must be replaced. This ceremony is an opportunity to dispose of unserviceable flags in the proper manner. Residents may drop off unserviceable flags for disposable in the receptacle (white mailbox adjacent to the Post parking lot) at the Legion at any time throughout the year.