This event is designed to honor our flag, Flag Day, and the many men and women who have served our flag, both current and past.
In 2022 we distributed around 125 flags and easily collected twice that amount.
Here are the details of our flag exchange
From June 12-16, bring your broken flag to our office and exchange for a new 3′ x 5′. We have a limited supply of flags to give away, so don’t delay. Please note: we reserve the right to limit the number of new flags per person so that we have enough for others.
You can come anytime during our office hours – Monday to Friday 9-12 and 1-5pm.
All torn flags will be given to the American Legion for proper disposal.
Did we mention this is FREE????? No charge, no obligation – just bring your broken flag to our office and exchange it for a BRAND NEW one (flags are purchased through the American Legion Flag & Emblem).
How you can help us make this event a success
- Swap a flag or bring a friend or family member to swap.
- Share our posts on social media to help spread the word (like us on Facebook if you haven’t yet).
- Post a picture of your new flag on Facebook and tag our page (again, you must LIKE our page to tag us) and we can enjoy your flag with you!
- Tell friends/family – this is the perfect opportunity to retire their broken flag!
What is flag day?
On June 14, 1777, the Second Continental Congress passed a resolution stating that “The flag of the United States is 13 stripes, alternating red and white” and that “the Union is 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation” (13 is for the original 13 colonies).
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson marked the anniversary of this resolution by designating June 14 as Flag Day.
In 1949, Congress permanently established the date as National Flag Day.
The week of June 14th is called National Flag Week and all Americans are encouraged to fly American flags during that week.
- Military uniforms wear the flag backwards (for a great reason)
- The largest American flag is called the Superflag
- Seven places in the United States fly the flag for 24 hours
- Only one state celebrates Flag Day as a state holiday
- All the flags on the moon have turned white
We hope to see you! This event is one of our favorites and we are very excited to bring it back. Please help us spread the word! If you have any questions, please call us at (937) 592-4871. A big THANK YOU to everyone who has supported this event in the past!