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St Charles County Missouri - County Government Military Veterans Hosting Flag Collection June 14 20 May 2022 ( news )
St Charles County , state Missouri ( By Press Release office)
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If you have a worn or damaged U . S . flag and don’t know where or how to dispose of it properly , the military veterans of St . Charles County Government are ready to help .
The County’s Veterans Best Practices Working Group is hosting its annual Flag Collection for the public from 9 a . m . to 1 p . m . on Flag Day , Tuesday , June 14 . The event takes place at a drive - by collection site , located at the corner of Monroe and Second streets in St . Charles , between the County Administration and Corrections buildings . The flags are donated to the AMVETS , who retire the flags ceremoniously .
“This is a simple but important way to show respect for the American flag and our country , ” says Kurt Bahr , Chair of the Veterans Best Practices Working Group and U . S . Air Force veteran . “As veterans , we are honored to be able to provide this service to the public to help ensure worn flags are retired in a dignified way . ”
The group has collected over 6 , 410 flags since the event launched in 2017 . Those who cannot drop off flags that day can do so at the recently installed flag collection boxes , donated by a local Eagle Scout , located outside the County Administration Building ( 201 N . Second Street , St . Charles ) and at Veterans Tribute Park ( 1031 Kisker Road , Weldon Spring ) .
The Veterans Best Practices Working Group was established in 2014 after passage of an ordinance by the County Council . The group exists to foster an employment - friendly environment for those who have served in the armed forces of the United States , to encourage businesses in the community to develop veteran - friendly employment practices , and to inform veterans seeking employment of opportunities and benefits with County Government .
For more information , contact Kurt Bahr at 636 - 949 - 7550 , or kbahr@sccmo . org .
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