(From left) District 21 Jefferson County Commander Dave Mosley, Post 1228 Adjutant Darryl Barry, Post 911 Adjutant Ginger Branson, Post 911 Commander Lynn Thomas and Post 1228 Commander Eric Frye at the presentation of the unserviceable U.S. flag box.


Post 911 now has drop-off box for unserviceable flags

Hoover, AL

By Patricia A. Douglas, Post 911 public affairs coordinator

American Legion Ryan Winslow Post 911 now has a box where members of the public can drop off unserviceable U.S. flags. The box is located just inside the entrance of Hoover Tactical Firearms at 1561 Montgomery Highway in Hoover.

“We value our American flag,” said Post 911 Adjutant Ginger Branson. “When it is no longer fit to be flown, we want to make sure it is properly and respectably destroyed. Anyone in the community can bring their flag to our box, and we will take care of everything.”

Members of D.W. Segars Post 1228 in Hueytown created the box from an old newspaper bin.

“We are honored to support our brothers and sisters of Post 911 in this worthy endeavor,” said Post 1228 Commander Eric Frye. “This box is the first one to go in the community outside Hueytown.”

Post 911 meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month (except December) at 5:30 p.m. in the meeting room at Hoover Tactical Firearms.

For more information on the post, the email is amerlegionpost911@gmail.com, or call 205-517-1323.

Ryan Winslow American Legion Post 911 serves the catchment area of Hoover, Vestavia and North Shelby County.

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