To commemorate the adoption of the stars and stripes on June 14, 1777, by the Second Continental Congress, Americans proudly celebrate Flag Day, June 14, by displaying the U.S. flag at their homes and businesses.
Many also use this day as an opportunity to retire an old flag that has become worn and tattered for a new one. Proper disposal of a worn old U.S. flag is not always simple, and is in fact governed by etiquette outlined in the U.S. Flag Code.
This Flag Day, however, staff at the University’s National Veterans Resource Center at the Daniel and Gayle D’Aniello Building (NVRC) has made this process easier for all members of the Orange community, and our neighbors across Central New York, who are looking to respectfully and properly retire worn and tattered U.S. flags.
Earlier today, a U.S. flag retirement station was opened in the lobby of the NVRC. The station is accessible to members of the campus and Central New York community and is located inside the main doors of the NVRC, off Waverly Avenue, on the right side of the lobby of the building. It will be accessible during standard University business hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.