Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Centers along with a handful of local St. Petersburg, Fla., businesses, is working to highlight the importance of proper flag retirement this Memorial Day weekend—allowing the general public to discard worn or tattered flags in the respectable manner in which they deserve.  According to the United States Code– Title 4, Chapter 1, Section 8: “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

Anderson-McQueen is proud to provide a flag retirement service for the Tampa Bay area.  Flag retirement boxes used to collect flags that have reached the end of their service will be cremated in accordance with federal guidelines courtesy of Anderson-McQueen. Those ashes will then be placed at the soon-to-be-completed veteran’s memorial located at their Northeast St. Petersburg location.

“It is so very important that we give this, the emblem of freedom and sacrifice the honor that it deserves, especially on Memorial Day,” says John McQueen of Anderson-McQueen.  “We hope that through this initiative we can not only educate our community as to the importance of proper flag disposal but also provide them with a convenient and easy way to do so.”

Permanent St. Petersburg drop off locations include:

  • Mariner’s Car Wash  at 3338 4th Street, North
  • Ace Hardware – at 2739 Dr Martin Luther King Jr Street, North
  • Anderson-McQueen Family Tribute Center locations:

Northeast St. Petersburg Family Tribute Center
2201 Dr. M.L. King Street North
St. Petersburg FL 33704
Telephone: (727) 822-2059

Tyrone Family Tribute Center
7820 38th Avenue North
St. Petersburg FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 347-6636

Special Memorial week drop off locations begins on May 24 through June 3 include:

  • Publix  in the Northeast Shopping Center – 200 37th Avenue,  North
  • Northeast Presbyterian Church – at  4400 Shore Acres Boulevard NE

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