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Forest Grove American Legion collects worn flags for disposal

COURTESY PHOTO - The Forest Grove American Legion collects worn, torn, unusable flags year-round for proper disposal at an event in September.The American Legion of Forest Grove holds a Flag Disposal Ceremony once a year, usually in September for community members who have worn flags to dispose of.

Although this year’s date has not yet been set, old, tattered, faded, worn or otherwise unusable U.S. flags may be left at the Legion building anytime. There is a slot in the wall by the front door where the flags may be left. 

The American Legion building is located at 2003 21st Ave., Forest Grove.

The flags will be disposed of in proper fashion with the help of local youth groups and in accordance with the national flag code.

The Forest Grove post also has commercial grade, American made flags for sale. For more information, contact Jim Craigg, 503-357-3660 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..