Thanks to the impetus of two Key West City Ambassadors, City Hall now has a Flag Retirement Box!
Robert Irvine and Mike deBettencourt worked with Mayor Teri Johnston, Assistant City Manager Todd Stoughton, and Community Services Foreman Richard Sarver to make this important service a reality.
Irvine got the ball rolling after being involved in a similar New Jersey project.
The new box is outside of the customer service side of City Hall. It was unveiled last week, and Irvine and the Mayor deposited the first retired flags.
The retired flags will be delivered to American Legion Post 28, located on Stock Island next to the Key West Golf Club, and they will burn the flags. Post 28 currently conducts flag-burning ceremonies. In fact, the VFW Post 3911 on North Roosevelt Boulevard delivers their retired flags to the American Legion Post 28 for burning.