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Arlington VFW, Funeral Alternatives of Marysville collect old U.S. flags

SMOKEY POINT — In recognition of the upcoming national holidays, Arlington Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1561 will partner with Funeral Alternatives of Marysville to collect weathered and distressed U.S. flags for proper retirement, in accordance with U.S. flag code. All flags will be properly handled, cared for and honored.

In preparation for Memorial Day, the Arlington VFW will be collecting flags at the Smokey Point Walmart on Saturday, May 25, and Sunday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days. "Buddy Poppies" will be distributed to all those who wish to honor America's veterans.

All flags collected will be retired at a ceremony on Flag Day, June 14, at the Stillaguamish Valley Pioneers Museum.

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