TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Do you know of an American flag that is tattered, faded, or flat out falling apart? Oro Valley is offering a way to properly dispose of those flags, and the deadline is fast approaching. Memorial Day, May 30 is the last day for drop off.
U.S. 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."
Golder Ranch Fire District and the Oro Valley Police Department have teamed up to help retire American flags. Anyone may drop off their retired flags for proper disposal at one of the following locations:
Oro Valley Police Department stations:
- Main Station - 11000 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
- Sun City Station - 1171 E. Rancho Vistoso Boulevard, Suite 115, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
Golder Ranch Fire District stations:
- Station 370 - 3835 E. Golder Ranch Drive, Tucson, AZ 85739
- Station 372 - 65462 E. Catalina Hills Drive, Saddlebrooke, AZ 85739
- Station 373 - 63735 E. Saddlebrooke Boulevard, Saddlebrooke, AZ 85739
- Station 374 - 1130 E. Rancho Vistoso Boulevard, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
- Station 375 - 12125 N. Woodburne Avenue, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
- Station 376 - 10475 N. La Cañada Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
- Station 377 - 355 E. Linda Vista Drive, Oro Valley, AZ 85737
- Station 378 - 60891 E. Arroyo Vista Drive, Oracle, AZ 85623
All the flags collected will be disposed of properly by the American Legion Auxiliary of Oro Valley Unit 132.
Please contact Officer Elijah Woodward with any questions at (520) 229-5080.