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Missing Flag Drop Box Found

VFW Post 6370I’m glad the VFW found their flag disposal drop box, but it shows the importance of keeping people in “the loop.”

It seems the contractor, working on adjacent buildings, wasn’t notified about the drop box, and simply threw it away, much to the dismay of the local VFW group. The story doesn’t indicate how long the box was missing or how long it took to recover and place it in its new location, but the drop box is back. Mystery solved!

Missing drop box for flags found | marconews.com | Marco Eagle | Marco Island, FL

The missing drop box for people to dispose of American flags has been found.
VFW Post 6370 Vice Commander Jim Lang, left, and Commander Fred Burnham, were thankful that MIF-RD Battalion Chief Donnie Jones found the missing American flag drop box.

VFW Post 6370 Vice Commander Jim Lang, left, and Commander Fred Burnham, were thankful that MIF-RD Battalion Chief Donnie Jones found the missing American flag drop box.

“One of the fireman, Donnie Jones, discovered it,” Jim Lang, vice commander of VFW Post 6370, said. “We took it down to Sign Artist, who donated his time to paint it for us.”

The box used to be next to the Marco Island Fire-Rescue Department’s station. Lang said the box was “discarded” when construction began on the new community center and police station building, adjacent to the fire department.

Picture: VFW Post 6370 Vice Commander Jim Lang, left, and Commander Fred Burnham, were thankful that MIF-RD Battalion Chief Donnie Jones found the missing American flag drop box. Photo: Ed Bania / Eagle staff

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