U.S. Flag Retirement Box Installed at Beaufort County Public Works Annex

US Flag Disposal Box

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 2:10 PM

Beaufort County has installed a U.S. flag retirement box at the Beaufort County Public Works Annex, 23 Shelter Church Road, Beaufort (map). The flag retirement box is possible through a partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation, and Beaufort County Council and is of no cost to the County.

Proper flag retirement etiquette requires American flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box. Members of Boy Scouts of America will be responsible for the disposal and burning of the worn flags.

“We are pleased to have this flag retirement box available to all residents of Beaufort County,” said Eric Greenway, Interim County Administrator. “May is Military Appreciation Month with Armed Forces Day, Military Spouse Appreciation Day and of course, Memorial Day. As we honor and reflect on the sacrifice of our military, it is a privilege to offer a way to respectfully retire our American flags.”

Please contact Beaufort County Public Works at 843-255-2800 to make an appointment for access to the County Public Works Annex to drop off the flag.

To watch a short video on how to properly fold an American flag, click here.

To watch a short video on how to properly dispose of an American Flag, click here.

To read the United States Flag Code on American Flag etiquette, click here.

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