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Alfred-Almond Eagle Scout announces US flag retirement project

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Collection boxes will be placed in the community for proper disposal

From Garret Paine of Alfred-Almond Troop 19

Pictured is Paine standing over a hand dug fire pit to be used for disposal ceremonies

A new opportunity to retire flags properly is coming to the Alfred,  Almond and surrounding communities as part of an Eagle Scout project. Garret Paine of Alfred-Almond Troop 19 is building flag retirement collection boxes to be placed in each community and a fire pit to be used for flag retirement ceremonies. This will be located at the Alfred Station Fire Company.

The first retirement ceremony is planned for October 1st. Community members are invited and encouraged to bring flags for proper disposal. Details to be announced soon. Please send an email to if you wish to make a donation to support the project.

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