What to Do With an Old U.S. Flag in Broward County, FL

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U.S. Flag on November11, Veterans Day

Yesterday, November 11th,  was Veterans Day.It is an official United States public holiday observed annually. This day is to honor our military veterans, who served in the United States Armed Forces. Veterans Day celebrates the service of all U.S. military veterans. Veterans Day is diffrent from Memorial Day, a U.S. public holiday in May. Memorial Day honors those who died while in military service

If you fly an U.S. flag at your house, you should remeber, that once the flag is in bad condition and isn’t proper to fly, you can’t just throw it away. Section 8k of the Flag Code states, “The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”

It is possible to contact your local VFW Chapter and ask them for help properly disposing of your flag. Or you can contact your local Elks Lodge , the American Legion, or the Knights of Columbus

When a flag is worn, torned, ripped beyond repair, it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of U.S., it should be retired and disposed of properly. Broward County is participating in this program as part of a national campaign to support flag etiquette​ to ensure a dignified retirement for the U.S. flag.​ More info here.

​Gover​nmental Center East
115 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33301
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Government Center West
1 North University Drive, Plantation, 33324​
Mon-Fri: 8am-5pm

Broward County Library: Beach Branch
3250 NE 2 Street, Pompano Beach, 3306​2

Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center
3403 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, 33308

City of Deerfield Beach, BSO Substation
300 NE 2 Street, Deerfield Beach, 33441

City of Fort Lauderdale, City Hall
100 N. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, 33301

Town of Hillsboro Beach, Town Hall
1210 Hillsboro Mile, Hillsboro Beach, 33062

Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, Town Hall
4501 Ocean Drive, Lauderdale By The Sea, 33308

Broward County Parks:

Long Key Nature Center & Natural Area
3501 SW 130th Avenue, Davie, 33330
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

Markham Park & Target Range
16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise, 33326
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

Tradewinds Park & Stables
3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, 33073
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yungee) Park
3300 N. Park Road, Hollywood 33021
7 days, 8:30AM – 6PM

Other Flag Disposal Programs:

City of Fort Lauderdale, City Hall Lobby
100 North Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33301

Fire Station 2 Lobby
528 NW 1st Street, Fort Lauderdale 33311

Fire Station 35 Lobby
1969 East Commercial Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale 33308

City of Sunrise​, Sunrise Public Safety Building
10440 W. Oakland Park Boulevard, Sunrise, 33351​​