Respectfully Retire Your American Flag

flagSummer is flag-flying season and there are several things to remember as you proudly fly your flag:

  • The American flag should always fly at the top of a stand-alone pole
  • Prevent the flag from touching the ground when you raise or lower it
  • If your flag is flown at night, it should always be lighted
  • When not on display, it should be carefully folded and stored
  • It is all right to clean or mend a flag. Many dry cleaners will clean it for free
  • When an American flag is too worn or soiled it cannot be displayed, it should be respectfully destroyed

retirebox“We are proud to fly several flags at our St. Petersburg locations, and have always respectfully destroyed them when they became too worn or soiled,” said John McQueen, chief operating officer of Anderson-McQueen. “It is our pleasure to now offer this service to our neighbors.”

You may drop off your worn American flag at one of our locations, where it will be properly and respectfully destroyed.

Retail locations interested in having a collection box at their location may contact us at 727-822-2059 or by e-mail at

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