A Veterans Day weekend event is calling all residents to retire their old American flags this weekend.
The event hosted at all The Andersons locations will collect all worn, faded, and damaged American flags from Saturday between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
These locations include:
- Talmadge Road and Monroe Street in Toledo
- Illinois Avenue in Maumee
- Sylvania Avenue at King Road in Sylvania
Flags will be respectfully disposed according to the U.S. Flag code. Members of the U.S. Navy Sea Cadets - Commodore Perry Division, University of Toledo ROTC Rocket Battalion and the Ohio Military Reserve will help with collection boxes.
Event organizer Jim Nowak, Captain of the Ohio Military Reserve, said the events should encourage fellow Americans to replace old flags with new ones as part of the Veterans Day recognition.
"It means a lot to everyone who is serving or who has served to see our flag displayed proudly," Nowak said in a news release.