Marysville Legion's Veterans Day chili feed also dedicates flag disposal mailbox

MARYSVILLE — This year's Veterans Day in Marysville will also mark the inauguration of a new community resource, courtesy of Marysville American Legion Post 178.

The Marysville Legion Hall will once again conduct its open house and chili feed on Nov. 11 from noon to 3 p.m., and at 1 p.m., the Legion members will perform a dedication ceremony for the newly decorated mailbox that will be used throughout the year to collect worn-out American flags for proper disposal.

Post 178 Cmdr. Ken Cage thanked Carmen Brown of AbleMark for decorating the mailbox, which will be placed inside the gate at the post, located at 119 Cedar Ave., to make it easily accessible for the public to deposit their flags when they are no longer serviceable.

"The American Legion performs a dignified and respectful ceremony to burn American flags that have become too frayed and worn to be useable," Cage said. "You won't miss the mailbox's bright red color. We ask that, if possible, folks who drop off their flags pin stories to them about where those flags were flown and any unusual circumstances about them."

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