JES, Hampton Roads’ leading foundation repair company, is accepting worn and tattered U.S. flags for proper retirement in honor of Flag Day on June 14. American flags will be collected from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. through Flag Day, June 14, at the following locations:
Virginia Beach, VA
1741 Corporate Landing Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
11108 Industrial Road
Manassas, VA 20109
2410 Southland Dr.
Chester, VA 23831
2016 Flag Retirement Program – Flag History
On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress passed the Flag Act which stated, “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”
The new flag was based on the “Grand Union Flag” which was carried by the Continental Army in 1776 and also had 13 red and white stripes.
Since it’s formal induction the flag has evolved to include more stars with the addition of each new state. The stripes remained the same to represent the original thirteen colonies. Up until 1923, there were no regulations to govern the display and retirement of the flag. On June 14, 1923, the government adopted the National Flag Code which dictated the proper etiquette and retirement of the American Flag.
Up until 1923, there were no regulations to govern the display and retirement of the flag. On June 14, 1923, the government adopted the National Flag Code which dictated the proper etiquette and retirement of the American Flag.
JES Co-Owner, Stella Waltz, also educates the public about the importance of flag etiquette and JES’ flag retirement program. She is available to speak with your school, civic group, or organization.
Office: (757) 337-4198
Toll Free: (800) 639-3307