Our post offers the service of a flag disposal box where you can drop off old flags that are no longer usable.
We offer this service because we strongly believe that the American flag is an important symbol of our country and all who have served it, and that these worn out flags should be disposed of in a respectful manner.
The disposal box is located on the East side of the building by the main entrance.
These flags will be burned in a flag burning ceremony that we perform at our post on scheduled occasions.
Please check the events page if you would like to find out when our next ceremony will take place.
Flag Etiquette (The Flag Code)
Previous to Flag Day, June 14, 1923 there were no federal or state regulations governing display of the United States Flag.
It was on this date that the National Flag Code was adopted by the National Flag Conference which was attended by representatives of the Army and Navy which had evolved their own procedures, and some 66 other national groups.
This purpose of providing guidance based on the Army and Navy procedures relating to display and associated questions about the U. S. Flag was adopted by all organizations in attendance.
A few minor changes were made a year later during the Flag Day 1924 Conference, It was not until June 22, 1942 that Congress passed a joint resolution which was amended on December 22, 1942 to become Public Law 829; Chapter 806, 77th Congress, 2nd session. Exact rules for use and display of the flag (36 U.S.C. 173-178) as well as associated sections (36 U.S.C. 171) Conduct during Playing of the National Anthem, (36 U.S.C. 172) the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, and Manner of Delivery were included.
The Flag Code provides civilians with the correct conduct for using and displaying the United States Flag. Read
Greendale American Legion Post 416 - 6351 W. Grange Avenue, Greendale, WI 53129 Phone: 414-421-3371
Please find this box located on the east end of our building at the Greendale American Legion Post 416. Just place your worn or unwanted American Flag in this box and we will respectfully take care of it for you. No charge.
This page was last updated: October 17, 2016
(Compliments of Monica who suggested it for our site)