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Pullman Police offering US flag disposal drop-box

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PULLMAN, Wash. -

The Pullman Police Department is now offering US flag disposal at a drop-box in their lobby. 

In honor of Flag Day, Pullman Police have repurposed a former drug drop-box to collect flags that are no longer suitable for display. Deposited flags will be collected by members of the Maynard-Price American Legion Post 52 and disposed of during the annual June 14 Flag Retirement Ceremony. 

In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson issued a proclamation establishing June 14 as Flag Day, an annual observance commemorating the adoption of the United States flag on June 14, 1777.

"This year’s Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held at Military Hill Park (adjacent to the Pullman Aquatics & Fitness Center), 500 NW Larry St., at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 14. Members of the Maynard-Price American Legion Post 52, Jeff Kure from the Boy Scouts and Boy Scout Troops 444 and 460 will conduct the honorary retirement ceremony.," the Department said in a press release on Monday. 

The U.S. flag receptacle is accessible 24/7 in the Pullman PD lobby (260 SE Kamiaken Street).

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