Contact your local American Legion Post, AMVETS Post, DAV Chapter or VFW Post for American Flag drop off options.

Ace Hardware: 2360 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, 269-429-1504; 1545 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville, 269-429-7133. Accepts: American Flags.

The U.S. Flag Code states that American flags that are torn beyond repair should be retired and destroyed in a dignified way. The most common method for respectfully disposing of an American flag is burning the flag in a special ceremony. Taking an American flag to one of the locations listed above for disposal will ensure the flag is treated with respect.