Contact your local American Legion Post, AMVETS Post, DAV Chapter or VFW Post for American Flag drop off options.

Ace Hardware: 2360 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, 269-429-1504; 1545 W. John Beers Rd., Stevensville, 269-429-7133. 

Bradford Insurance Agency / AAA: 2900 Niles Ave, St Joseph, 269-982-5262. Open Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5:30pm. 

Starks Family Funeral Homes accepts American Flags for proper retirement and disposal at all of their locations.

-Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph MI 49085

-Clark Chapel, 405 Center Street, Dowagiac MI 49047

-Sommerfeld Chapel, 15 N. Barton Street, New Buffalo MI 49117

-Swem Chapel, 301 W. Front Street, Buchanan MI 49107

-Heritage Chapel, 8747 US 31, Berrien Springs MI 49103

-Newell Chapel, 83313 M 51, Decatur MI 49045

-Purely Cremations, 1997 Meadowbrook Road, Benton Harbor MI 49022

*Drop boxes located outside all of the main entrances

The U.S. Flag Code states that American flags that are torn beyond repair should be retired and destroyed in a dignified way. The most common method for respectfully disposing of an American flag is burning the flag in a special ceremony. Taking an American flag to one of the locations listed above for disposal will ensure the flag is treated with respect.