Wapello GOP Accepting Frayed Flags

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The U.S. flag is at half-mast at Atterbury circle at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Jan. 11, 2012, during the memorial for Army Capt. Wilfred "Fred" Toczko before his burial at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery. Toczko, a World War II veteran and survivor of the Japanese attack on Hickam Army Airfield, died earlier in the month at his home in Arizona. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Michael Holzworth/Released)

If local residents have a United States or Iowa flag that needs to be replaced, the Wapello County Republicans are offering a means of disposal.

According to Chairwoman Trudy Caviness, this will be the 17th year the local GOP party will be providing a way for people to properly dispose tattered or torn flags. They will be accepting worn flags Saturday, May 18 at Greater Ottumwa Park by the War Memorials from 8:00 to 11:00 AM.

Participants will receive a coupon from O’Hara Hardware to replace their flag. Additionally, their name will be put into a drawing to win an Iowa State flag that has been flown over the Iowa Capitol.

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