Drop box for retired U.S. flags in Vernon Hills
News-Sun staff report February 7, 2014 7:14PM
The Countryside Fire Protection District has a new drop box for retired United States of America flags built by Justin Braun of Vernon Hills as part of his Eagle Scout project outside the fire station at 600 Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills. | Submitted photo
Updated: March 9, 2014 6:04AM
The Countryside Fire Protection District has a new drop box for retired United States of America flags courtesy of an Eagle Scout project.
The drop box project was done by Justin Braun of Vernon Hills, and it is located outside the fire station at 600 Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills.
“Justin Braun worked diligently to have a retired flag drop box installed on the fire district property in Vernon Hills. Through local partnerships he formed, materials and supplies were obtained to complete this special project,” said Tony Rodkey, Countryside Fire Protection District public education coordinator.
The Fire Protection District now collects worn, faded, and otherwise unserviceable U.S. flags and ensures their proper retirement according to law.
U.S flags can be dropped off at the drop box, which is located at the northwest corner of the Headquarters Fire Station on Deerpath Drive. Collected flags are burned during special flag retirement ceremonies conducted by local Boy Scout Troop 95 with assistance from the American Legion.