ADRIAN - The Buffalo Ridge Leathernecks Detachment #1463, Marine Corps League of Adrian accepted worn and damaged American flags from the public May 15 at the Runnings location in Worthington.

According to the U.S. Flag Code, when the American flag is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, it should be destroyed in a dignified manner, preferably by a controlled burning ceremony.

“If people were not able to get their flag(s) to us last weekend, we will collect again sometime this summer, said Dan Harrington, the detachment Commandant. “The turnout was great for our first time. We collected over 30 flags.”

Individuals with an American flag that needs to be properly disposed of may contact Harrington at (507) 360-7472 or Gary Stewart at (507) 360-3171.