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Planters First Bank provides new option for proper disposal of worn U.S. flags

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Disposal of Flags box

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation, Planters First Bank in Hawkinsville, Georgia has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, at 105 Commerce St Hawkinsville, GA 31036. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

“This centrally-located drop-off provides convenience while respecting our national symbol,” said Bobbie Clemons, bank representiative for this local initiative. “The county is unified in helping enable our citizens to respect our great nation while disposing of old or worn out flags. The secured United States Flag retirement donation box is located inside our main bank lobby at 105 Commerce Street. All flag donations will be given to the proper recipients to respectfully retire the flags.”

Said NACo Executive Director Matthew Chase, “We are pleased to provide these flag retirement boxes. Helping residents properly dispose of worn U.S. flags is consistent with our commitment to public service and community engagement.”

Visit 105 Commerce St Hawkinsville, GA 31036 to drop off U.S. flags ready for retirement. Planters First Bank partnered with the local Pulaski County Commissioner Office to collect and respectfully retire our community’s worn and tattered flags.

Shown are bank team members, Tim Wynne, Chrissi Aaron, Bobbie Clemons, Melanie Bush and Lina Jones donating flags to this initiative.Staff MembersMore Staff Members


It's up to you. Most people retire their flag once it has become tattered or faded. Keep in mind that you are able to wash and repair your flag to help extend its life. We recommend using a mild detergent on a gentle cycle with cold water.

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