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posted: 2/7/2014 5:40 PM

Flag disposal drop box:

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The Countryside Fire Protection District collects worn, faded and otherwise unserviceable U.S. flags and ensures their proper retirement according to law. Flags can be left in a drop box at the northwest corner of the fire headquarters, 600 Deerpath Drive, Vernon Hills. Collected flags are burned during special ceremonies conducted by Boy Scout Troop 95, with assistance from the American Legion. Justin Brown of Vernon Hills, in cooperation with the fire district, secured materials and supplies to complete the drop box as his Eagle Scout project.

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