The Hinckley American Legion post will have a new decoration on its front lawn this week. It’s a disposal box for “tattered and tired” flags. The disposal box will be a place for people to dispose of flags properly, according to Legion member and project coordinator Al Wolter.
The box was fabricated by Eric Vathne, owner of Nils Manufacturing in Finlayson. Vathne donated his time and materials. The paint job was donated by Northbound Collision of Hinckley.
Newly appointed Post Commander John Rostberg said, "We cannot thank Nils Manufacturing and Northbound Collision enough for their generous contribution to the American Legion and to our community. Thanks to them, we are now able to provide a flag disposal facility in Hinckley.”
The groundbreaking was held this past Monday. The concrete slab, which the box will be bolted to, is being donated by Rich Campbell Concrete of Hinckley.
"The American Legion is grateful for the support these firms have given to veterans and ultimately to our community," said Rostberg, adding that the public is invited to dispose of their tattered and tired flags at the drop box located in front of the Legion Hall in Hinckley.
Periodically, Post 388 will dispose of old flags during a flag retirement ceremony.