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Mayor Broome Unveils American Flag Retirement Program in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge, Louisiana — In a move that underscores a commitment to honoring the United States flag, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has announced the establishment of American Flag Retirement Box Locations throughout Baton Rouge and East Baton Rouge Parish. These specially designated boxes offer the community a convenient and respectful way to retire worn American Flags in accordance with the United States Flag Code. The Flag Retirement Boxes can be found at participating library branches across the area, simplifying the process for residents to properly dispose of their retired Flags. This initiative was set in motion through a resolution by Metropolitan Councilwoman Denise Amoroso and the dedicated efforts of the Mayor's Advisory Council on Veterans Affairs. Their aim is to uphold the traditions and respect associated with the American flag, ensuring that all flags receive a dignified retirement. Starting Monday, October 16, 2023, residents can make use of these Flag retirement boxes at the following East Baton Rouge Parish Library branches: MAIN LIBRARY

  • Address: 7711 Goodwood Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70806

  • Phone: (225) 231-3740


  • Address: 3501 Groom Rd., Baker, LA 70714

  • Phone: (225) 778-5940


  • Address: 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70810

  • Phone: (225) 763-2240


  • Address: 11260 Joor Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70818

  • Phone: (225) 262-2640


  • Address: 6222 Jones Creek Rd., Baton Rouge, LA 70817

  • Phone: (225) 756-1140


  • Address: 1900 Church St., Zachary, LA 70791

  • Phone: (225) 658-1840

Mayor Broome is urging all residents to take advantage of these American Flag Retirement Boxes, emphasizing the importance of treating the national symbol with the respect it deserves. By adhering to the United States Flag Code and using these designated locations, the community can continue to honor the flag and its significance. For more details about this initiative, please email Special thanks go to the Department of Buildings and Grounds for their work in constructing the Flag Boxes. This program serves as a meaningful way to ensure that the flag, which represents the ideals and values of the United States, is retired with the dignity it merits.

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