Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is asking for donations of worn American Flags. According to flag etiquette, when our flag is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner. Donated flags will be retired on Monday June 14, 2010 at a Flag Day observance ceremony.
As incentive to donate these flags, Peoria Flag & Decorating is offering donors a coupon for 10% off a new American Flag. Donors outside of the Peoria area can order flags by calling Peoria Flag & Decorating at 309-685-8989 or 1-800-322-3946.
Flags can be donated at any Goodwill store or donation center. The Flag Day observance ceremony will be held at Constitution Garden in Peoria. It will begin at 5:00 p.m. and flag retirement will begin at 6:15 p.m.
Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois provides job training, career and vocational services to individuals who face barriers to employment. Revenues from the sale of gently-used items support the Vocational Services programs of Goodwill. For further information on retail stores, donation centers and vocational services, visit the website at http://www.goodwillpeo.org/ or call the Administrative Offices at (309) 682-1113.