Flags will be Collected for Proper Disposal at Senior Expo
PHILADELPHIA, SEPT. 22, 2010 — State Sen. Mike Stack said today that senior citizens who attend his upcoming Senior Expo may bring any old, worn American flags for proper disposal.
The free event, which is open to local seniors, will take place on Friday, Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Pennsylvania National Guard Armory, located at 2700 Southampton Road (at the corner of Roosevelt Boulevard).
The Philadelphia Flag Day Association will be at the expo to collect the flags to properly dispose of them. Federal law stipulates that American flags that are no longer fit for display should be burned in a dignified manner.
“The American flag deserves the utmost respect, even when we can’t display it anymore, so I thank the Philadelphia Flag Day Association for offering this service and I encourage seniors to check your home for old and tattered flags to bring with you,” Stack said. “I’m looking forward to the expo and I welcome all seniors to take part in an informative and fun-filled day.”
At the expo, participants are invited to meet with representatives from many state and local agencies, businesses and community organizations. The organizations include, the Pennsylvania Lottery, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, PECO, SEPTA, various hospitals and other health and housing organizations. Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call the senator’s district office at 215-695-1020.