Flag Disposal

Old flagsOur nation’s flag is not to be trashed!  There is a special way to dispose of them and we are here to help you retire your aged flags honorably.

We retire thousands of local flags each year and we do it with the dignity and honors our National Ensign deserves.

Funeral casket flags are also accepted.  We will fly them in honor of a deceased family member.  Contact the post for special instructions and to arrange for this service.  Donations are accepted.  Contact the post

Legion Flag BoxOur Post’s Scouts from Troop 505 hold monthly flag disposal ceremonies.  This is both a teaching and service project of the scouts.

Do you have a flag to retire?  You can drop it off at the post and insert it in our special flag container.  It looks like a mailbox, but it isn’t.  Note the special red, white, and blue colors on the box.  You can place your flag in the chute or use the pull-down dropbox.

The post accepts donations to support this program.  The Post is a 501(c)(19) war veterans charitable organization.  Donations are tax deductible in accordance with current IRS rules. Send your check to:

  • American Legion Post 6 
  • Attn:  Flag Retirement Fund
  • P.O. Box 2252
  • Chapel Hill, NC  27515

Need more information?  Send your inquiries to us.

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2 thoughts on “Flag Disposal

  • June 2, 2017 at 9:46 pm

    There is a grave for John Moore, a Revolutionary War soldier who died in 1815, on the property of Githens Middle School in Durham. I took a small American flag to the gravesite on Memorial Day. There was a larger and newer flag there as well as a fairly faded flag. Would it be appropriate to remove the older flag and have you properly dispose of it? I cannot find much info about John Moore or the gravesite.

  • June 6, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I am not sure who placed the newer flag on the grave in Durham. It was not Post 6 in Chapel Hill.
    We do accept old flags. There is a mailbox painted red, whte, and blue at our entrance. You can place the flag in the box.

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