This Flag Day, a Quad City funeral home is looking to help you retire your old and tattered American flags as you help them give veterans a proper send-off.


Trimble Funeral Home in Moline is in need of flags that they can use to honor both veterans and the flags themselves. The funeral home is part of the Retire Your Flag with Honor Program through the Veterans Funeral Care Network.

In the United States Flag Code, it states "The flag, when it is in such condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning." 

Ceremonial Flag offering

At the Trimble Funeral Home, any veteran who is cremated is served with a retired flag covering them like a blanket. It gives your old tattered flags one last patriotic duty to perform and gives honor to that veteran one last time before their body leaves the earth.

Flag Day is the perfect time of year to take a look at the flag that flies at your home or business and determine if it is time for that flag to be retired.


If you have a flag to donate, you can drop it off at Trimble Funeral Home (701 12th Street, Moline, Illinois) during business hours, 9am-5pm Monday-Friday.

Give back to those who put everything on the line for us.

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