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State Reps. Giegler, Carter, Smith and Harding Announce Flag Collection

Flag Day is annually held on June 14 to honor the United States flag. People from the United States celebrate Flag Day each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

Report by Paula Antolini
May 25, 2016 2:16PM EDT

 

 

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Bethel Advocate file photo: (Left to right) Jace McKenney, Commander Charlie Weeks, Chaplain George Gaylord of the Bethel American Legion perform a flag retirement ceremony on June 14, 2015, to properly dispose of 100 flags no longer in proper condition to use.  The United States Flag Code states, “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.”

 

State Reps. Giegler, Carter, Smith and Harding Announce Flag Collection

Flag Day is annually held on June 14 to honor the United States flag. People from the United States celebrate Flag Day each year to honor the United States flag and to commemorate the flag’s adoption. On the same day, the United States Army celebrates its birthday.

“Flag Day falls within National Flag Week, a time when Americans reflect on the foundations of the nation’s freedom. The flag of the United States represents freedom and has been an enduring symbol of the country’s ideals since its early days. During both events, Americans also remember their loyalty to the nation, reaffirm their belief in liberty and justice, and observe the nation’s unity.”  —timeanddate.com

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Hartford – In honor of Flag Day, State Representatives Janice Giegler (R-138), Dan Carter (R-2), Richard A. Smith (R-108) and Stephen Harding (R-107), in cooperation with the Danbury Council of Veterans and Catholic War Veterans Post #1042, are hosting a flag collection for residents to retire their worn American flags at two locations in Danbury.

The U.S. Flag Code specifies that old or worn American flags no longer in service must be properly disposed of. The Representatives encourage constituents to drop worn flags in collection boxes at Danbury City Hall or the Danbury War Memorial so they can be honorably retired at a later date.

 

WHEN:

June 1 – June 13, 2016

 

WHERE:

Danbury City Hall

155 Deer Hill Avenue, Danbury

Danbury War Memorial

1 Memorial Drive, Danbury

 

The event is free and available to anyone in the greater Danbury area.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Representatives at 1-860-240-8700.

 

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Rep. Giegler represents the 138th district of Danbury, New Fairfield and Ridgefield in the Connecticut General Assembly

Rep. Carter represents the 2nd district covering Bethel, Danbury, Newtown and Redding

Rep. Smith represents the 108th district of New Fairfield, Sherman, New Milford and Danbury

Rep. Harding represents the 107th district covering Brookfield, Bethel and Danbury

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