American Legion accepting unserviceable flags for retirement

By Roy Vega

Special to The PREVIEW

On June 14, we celebrate Flag Day. This day provides us with the opportunity to fly our flags and to replace any that are so faded, worn or frayed as to no longer be respectful of what they represent.

Once again, American Legion Mullins-Nickerson Post 108 is collecting unserviceable American and Colorado flags for proper retirement and disposal.

Flags in unserviceable condition should be disposed of with dignity.

The American Legion provides this service, and worn flags may be turned in to any Legionnaire or left at one of the following locations:

• Pagosa Fire Protection District, Fire Station No. 1, 191 N. Pagosa Blvd.;

• With the receptionist at the Pagosa Springs Town Hall on Hot Springs Boulevard; or

• Vega Insurance and Financial Services office, 818 Rosita St. (across U.S. 160 from the Ruby Sisson Library).

Free flag etiquette booklets are available from the Legion and the county veterans services officer. Contact any Legionnaire or the Post Adjutant, Roy Vega, at 264-4321 or email for individual or group distribution.

The Legion will retire unserviceable flags at a public ceremony on or about June 14.