Happy Flag Day: Learn How to Properly Dispose of Your Flag
June 14 was established as National Flag Day in 1916.
Today is National Flag Day, a holiday which celebrates the adoption of the stars and stripes. President Woodrow Wilson issued a presidential proclamation establishing Flag Day on June 14 in 1916. The day was celebrated in various parts of the United States after Wilson's proclamation, but did not become an annual national holiday until President Harry Truman signed an Act of Congress making it so on August 3, 1949.
Need to know how to dispose of your worn flag properly?
You can leave your worn flag at any Fairfax County police station. The county’s honor guard will dispose of the flag.
The West Springfield District Police Station is located at 6140 Rolling Road in Springfield.