Dispose of worn, torn, or faded American flags at the community flag drop box is located behind the Public Safety Building, 6373 Merle Hay Road. This drop box was part of an Eagle Scout project installed in 2020.
The retirement of an American flag is a time-honored tradition and one that carries great significance. Taking your flag to this drop box will ensure the traditions and ceremonies are utilized in the flag’s retirement. Boy Scout Troup 44 has a yearly community ceremony where flags from this drop box and other locations are retired.
𝐁𝐞𝐥𝐨𝐰 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤𝐠𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩 𝐛𝐨𝐱 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝.
When Evan Houston, an Eagle Scout member, was a senior at Johnston High School, he needed a welding class project. He contacted one of his Scout leaders, Heather Reis, to ask if she had any project ideas. She certainly did, and one that had been on her bucket list for quite some time. Donating a flag drop box for Johnston residents seemed like the perfect idea, but the cost seemed intimidating. Evan is always motivated to give back to his community. He was excited about this project but unfortunately graduated before completing the box. But Tom Reis and Dale Day stepped in to assist. They added the doors and legs and straightened up the medal on the box. The paint shop manager at Tony Moro also donated his time to smooth and fill out the welds to finish this beautiful box. The final piece, done by Chet Skoog, was the paint design. A special thank you to the Johnston Boy Scout Troop 44 and Pack 244 for funding the paint and signage.