Inspired by a suggestion from a local American Legion commander, and as a service to the community, Howard County’s Alpha Ridge Landfill has launched a new effort to collect and dispose of worn American flags.
Howard County will work in partnership with the American Legion’s Adams, Hanna, Moore Memorial Post 156 in Ellicott City and the Boys Scouts of America; who have set up an American Flag depository box at the Alpha Ridge Landfill Recycling Center.
Ed Hall, Commander at the American Legion Post, came up with the idea after observing residents attempting to discard American flags in the landfill.
You can read the full text in the Baltimore Sun article found HERE.
For more information about Howard County’s Alpha Ridge Landfill programs, click HERE.
by Andrea Yeager, Baltimore Sun Media Group