ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The Enterprise Fire Department will be serving as a collection site for residents to drop off old U.S. flags for proper disposal.

The U.S. flag is considered a sacred symbol and burning it in a demeaning way constitutes desecration, according to the Department of Defense. Collected flags will be given to local veteran organizations to dispose of them during proper ceremonies.

Flags can be dropped off at any of the four Enterprise Fire Stations:

  • Central: 301 Plaza Drive
  • East: 1701 Rucker Boulevard
  • North: 1201 Dauphin Street
  • West: 102 Aviation Boulevard

“We proudly wear the flag on our uniform every day and it’s important that we do our part to show the flag the respect it deserves when it’s time for it to be retired. The Enterprise Fire Department will gladly accept flags at any of our fire stations. We will ensure they get into the right hands for a retirement ceremony. This is just another way we can serve our

Enterprise Fire Chief Christopher Davis