ONEONTA – With Memorial Day around the corner, state Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today took advantage of the Office of General Services drop-off location at the Homer Folks Facility to properly retire a used American flag.
He encourages others to do the same.
“The Stars and Stripes represent the sacrifices made by our service members in defense of our rights and freedoms,” said Senator Seward. “I appreciate the service being provided by OGS to collect worn flags for their proper, respectful retirement.”
The OGS has set up drop-off locations statewide. The collected flags will be disposed of at a Memorial Watchfire hosted by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 103, on Sunday, May 27 at the State Fairgrounds in Syracuse.
The Homer Folks drop-off point on West Street is the only local one